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. 

From STEM to STEAM: Integrating the Arts

In this webinar, educators David Sousa and Tom Pilecki present research on, and strategies for connecting STEM and the arts. The webinar and accompanying slide presentation discussed the need for STEAM in classroom instruction, teacher-tested professional learning strategies for fitting the arts...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 815
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:54

Introduction to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) – Course Design, Organization and Implementation

From the abstract: “The purpose of this paper is to provide readers the opportunity to see the planning, organization and delivery of an undergraduate course in the area of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). This course for is designed for students to thoughtfully...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,420
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:44

STEAM Georgia: Guiding Document for STEAM Certification

Georgia Department of Education provides STEAM certifications to whole schools or programs within schools. This guidance document provides definitions to help schools understand what is included in a STEAM education. The STEAM Georgia webpage, where this document is housed, includes other helpful...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 2,158
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:42

A Blueprint for Creative Schools

The task force from the createCA coalition authored this guidance document which presented critical issues in education and made a series of policy recommendations to embed the arts into the fabric of the educational system. Two overarching themes are found throughout the Blueprint: infusing the 4...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 736
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:28

What is STEAM?

This webpage introduces the concept of STEAM and how it differs from STEM. Along with other orienting information from its dropdown menu on “STEAM Basics,” including the page “How to STEAM,” this website provides teachers and administrators with practical information to integrate arts into cross-...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,146
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:06

Every Student Succeeds Act High School Graduation Rate Non-Regulatory Guidance

With the implementation of ESSA comes updated requirements regarding the calculation and reporting of high school graduation rates in order to produce a uniform and accurate measure of states' four-year high school graduation rates. Each state and local education agency must calculate and report a...

Number of views: 80
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 14:07

Every Student Succeeds Act State and Local Report Cards

This guidance presents requirements regarding the report cards that state and local education agencies are required to prepare and disseminate. Report cards are to provide information on state, district, and student performance and progress in a way that is understandable to the public. Included is...

Number of views: 8
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 13:29

Every Student Succeeds Act Consolidated State Plan Guidance

As states develop their consolidated ESSA state plans, this guidance from the U.S. Department of Education provides guidance on the components and elements each plan must address. In this guidance are sections for addressing: long-term goals; consultation and performance management; academic...

Number of views: 13
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 13:02