Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

The New Literacies

"The New Literacies" is an article on the Reading Rockets website. The article describes the need to teach students specific strategies and skills for reading on the Internet, describes instructional models being studied by the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 35
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:59

New Literacies of the Internet

"New Literacies on the Internet" is a free, online professional development workshop from the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a professional development strand focused on teaching reading in grades 3-5. The workshop features Dr. Donald Leu, Professor of Education at the University of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 31
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:57

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students

The 2016 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards for Students present seven characteristics and skills that students need to be active participants in society: empowered learner, digital citizen, knowledge constructor, innovative designer, computational thinker, creative...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 107
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:47

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) developed Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to guide school library curricula and programs. The document presents nine common beliefs about learning, information, and access (e.g., "The continuing expansion of information demands that all...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 496
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:46

Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

This primer argues that effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college- and career-ready standards. It explains what formative assessment is, how it works in practice, and why it is critically important in fostering powerful pedagogy and 21st-century...

Number of views: 113
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Science Technology Engineering Arts Math

The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) is dedicated to increasing youth's’ experience with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM). SDCOE created a STEAM directory that is intended to enable the public, educators, and STEAM partners to identify valuable STEAM resources.

Number of views: 865
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:09

Eurekus: STEAM Powered Discovery

As a US2020 STEM Mentoring Awards Finalist in 2015, Eurekus provides resources to support STEM learning through the Arts & Making. The organization offers school programs, educator workshops, and maker events. In particular, the website also provides dozens of STEAM lessons and curriculum ideas...

Number of views: 329
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:06

STEAM Games, Apps, and Sites

Common Sense is the largest independent nonprofit organization committed to helping kids, teachers, and families manage media and technology in life and learning. They provide ratings and reviews to apps, games, and website created by teachers and for teachers. The team of reviews at Common Sense...

Number of views: 59
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 15:02

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