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. 

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: 108
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Newcomer Tool Kit

This tool kit is designed to support educators and school staff in implementing and improving programs for immigrant students, including asylees, refugees, and their families. The stated goals of this resource are to help teachers, school leaders, and school site personnel expand opportunities for...

Number of views: 790
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 12:19

"Welcome Kit" for New ELLs

This article is written from an educator’s perspective and provides practical suggestions, and additional resource links, for creating materials to welcome newcomer English learner students into school settings. Included is a checklist of materials and resources to include in a welcome kit, as well...

Number of views: 517
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 11:47

Practical Guidelines for the Education of English Language Learners: Research-Based Recommendations for Serving Adolescent Newcomers

Meeting the complex needs of newcomer adolescent students is not simple and there is no one-size-fits-all approach. This report describes the research on newcomer programs and provides evidence-based recommendations for addressing the challenges of program implementation. The authors provide...

Number of views: 217
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 09:14

READI Science Materials

Taken from the original website: "Project READI is a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary collaboration designed to develop instructional interventions that support adolescent learners in developing reading for understanding in three content areas—literary analysis, history, and the sciences and...

Number of views: 90
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:04

Curriculum and Resources: The California History/Social Science Project at UC Irvine

Taken from the original website: "The California History/Social Science Project at UC, Irvine offers curriculum resources for K–12 history/social science teachers in the areas of content-based literacy, U.S. history, and world history. Our curriculum support for K–12 teachers, consists of...

Number of views: 59
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:03

Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian

Taken from the original website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities."

Number of views: 250
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

Teachers: Library of Congress

Taken from the original website: "The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching."

Number of views: 41
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:01

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