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. 

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

From the publisher’s description: “Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 149
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:21

The Interim Test Effect: Testing Prior Material Can Facilitate the Learning of New Material

This article reports on five experiments that were conducted to examine the effect on interim testing of prior textual material on learning of subsequent textual learning, which the authors term an interim-test effect. Participants were prompted to recall each section of an expository text before...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 39
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:54

Charting Success: Data Use and Student Achievement in Urban Schools

The study examines the relationship between interim data-use practices at the school and classroom levels and student achievement. The study draws on teacher and principal survey data with more than 1,500 teachers and 150 school principals and student achievement data from over 60,000 students...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 47
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:48

A Multi-State District-Level Cluster randomized Trial of the Impact of Data-Driven Reform on Reading and Mathematics Achievement

The study analyzed mathematics and reading achievement outcomes from a district-level random assignment study fielded in over 500 schools within 59 school districts and seven states. The treatment was a data driven reform initiative implemented by Johns Hopkins Center for Data-Driven Reform in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 30
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:36

The Impact of the Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) Program on Student Reading Achievement

The study tested the effectiveness of the MAP program in thirty-two elementary schools in five Illinois districts. Half the schools were randomly assigned to implement MAP program in grade 4, and the other half were assigned to implement MAP in grade 5. The MAP program included both training,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 39
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:27

The Impact of Indiana's System of Interim Assessments on Mathematics and Reading Achievement

The randomized controlled study in Indiana found, and the WWC confirmed, that the use of Indiana’s Diagnostic Assessment Tools (mClass for K-2, Acuity for grades 3-8) did not have a statistically significant impact on general mathematics achievement or reading achievement for the full sample of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 37
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:24

Effects of Interim Assessments Across the Achievement Distribution: Evidence From an Experiment

This is a follow-on study from Konstantopoulos et al., 2016. Results generally show that lower-achievers in grades 3-8 seem to benefit more from interim assessments (Acuity) than higher-achieving students. The magnitude of the effects were larger in math than reading; however, no effects were found...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 40
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:12

Effects of Interim Assessments on Student Achievement: Evidence From a Large-Scale Experiment

The study uses data from a 2010-2011 school-level randomized experiment of 70 Indiana public schools to examine the impact of two interim assessment programs, mCLASS in Grades K–2 and Acuity in Grades 3–8, on students’ mathematics and reading achievement. Results indicate no overall treatment...

Number of views: 54
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 16:08

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