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. 

Cognitive Loading in Three-Dimensional NGSS Assessment Knowledge, Skills, and Know-How

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) developed this white paper in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Education.  This paper presents a new model for evaluating the cognitive ranges of large-scale assessment specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Number of views: 2
Date created: 06/25/2019 - 09:45

Transforming Science Assessment: Systems for Innovation

This webpage presents a "series of resources designed to provide state education leaders with 1) information about how states are currently pursuing statewide assessment systems in science; 2) analyses of what features influence different approaches, with an eye to supporting state leaders as they...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 70
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:29

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2018

At the Council of Chief State School Officer's (CCSSO) 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Senior Advisor Deborah Sigman, Assistant Director Bryan Hemberg, and Content Experts Joanne Jensen, Kevin King, and Cinda Parton presented on topics related to assessment and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 215
Date created: 08/06/2018 - 16:21

Strong Standards: A Review of Changes to State Standards Since the Common Core

In this report, Achieve focuses on states that had previously adopted and implemented the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts (ELA). The 24 states studied here have implemented state-developed ELA standards after eliminating use of CCSS. To understand how well these state...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 59
Date created: 01/11/2018 - 10:26

PARCC Pearson Portal

This site contains the resources needed for Test Coordinators, Technology Coordinators, and Test Administrators to prepare for and administer PARCC English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments. Resources include technology setup information, manuals and training documents, sample...

Number of views: 321
Date created: 08/17/2017 - 10:19

Released Items

States in the PARCC consortium have released some test items from past PARCC assessments to give teachers a tool to inform and improve classroom teaching and learning.  The catalog of materials that appear on this page includes scoring rubrics and guides to the scoring, as well as released item...

Number of views: 309
Date created: 08/17/2017 - 10:10

Instructional Practice Toolkit and Classroom Videos

The Instructional Practice Toolkit and Classroom Videos is a professional learning resource for teachers and teacher educators. There are two instructional practice toolkit modules: one for mathematics and another for English language arts/literacy.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 377
Date created: 08/03/2017 - 09:32

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: 40
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 12:00

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