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 WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students’ Critical Evaluation of Websites

"The WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students’ Critical Evaluation of Websites" by Drs. Shenglan Zhang, Nell K. Duke, and Laura M. Jiménez is an article in The Reading Teacher. The framework encourages students to think about at least six dimensions when evaluating a website: (1) Who wrote this and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 802
Date created: 03/31/2017 - 17:06

21st-Century Literacies, Critical Media Pedagogies, and Language Arts

"21st-Century Literacies, Critical Media Pedagogies, and Language Arts" by Dr. Ernest Morrell is an article from The Reading Teacher. Dr. Morrell describes the ways in which the Internet, and the literacies required to navigate it, have changed since the early 1990's. He argues that teachers need...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 71
Date created: 03/31/2017 - 14:51

Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension

"Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension" by Drs. Tara Kingsley and Susan Tancock is an article in The Reading Teacher. The authors present four competencies for conducting research online: generating a question to guide inquiry, searching for information online,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 42
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 12:00

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning

"Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning" is an executive summary of the Stanford History Education Group's recent project to develop and validate assessments of students' ability to evaluate information they read online. The research included students in middle schools,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,384
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:36

Online Reading Comprehension Assessments

Online Reading Comprehension Assessments (ORCA) are tests of students' abilities to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information that they read online. Funded by a grant from the Institute for Education Sciences, the ORCA Project was a five-year research project to create, study, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,321
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:34

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

"Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation" is a lesson available on the ReadWriteThink website. Over a series of four 60-minute sessions, the lesson presents an instructional plan for teaching strategies in a cycle of planning, predicting, monitoring, and evaluating...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 47
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:00

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: 28
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:59

Understanding the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension

"Understanding the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension" is a curated collection of resources to support educators' professional learning about online reading comprehension skills and strategies--both how to assess and how to teach these skills and strategies. Researchers at the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 25
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:58

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