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. 

Item Writing Guides and Item Exemplars (ELA & Math)

CSAI has developed two resources to support educators interested in deepening their knowledge of assessment design and assessment literacy. These two resources, specific to English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, are designed to enhance educators' ability to recognize and create high-quality...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 906
Date created: 07/26/2016 - 17:42

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2016

At CCSSO's 2016 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Co-Directors Andy Latham and Deborah Sigman, Associate Director Joan Herman, and Content Advisor Margaret Heritage presented on topics related to assessment and accountability policy. Their presentations are found below. For...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 177
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 14:10

Assessment and Accountability Presentation

CSAI Co-Director Deb Sigman and Associate Director Joan Herman presented at the West Comprehensive Center on the implications of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) on state assessment and accountability systems. This information can help RCCs and SEAs address assessment, accountability, and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 461
Date created: 03/29/2016 - 11:56

The Common Core Initiative, Education Outcomes and American Indian/Alaska Native Students: Observations and Recommendations

This monograph explores the ways in which large-scale school reform efforts play out in American Indian/Alaska Native communities and schools, starting from a historical and cultural perspective, and focusing on the translation of research into concrete steps leading to American Indian/Alaska ...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 334
Date created: 12/18/2015 - 09:38

CSAI-Developed Curriculum and Instruction Resources: User Guide for Education Leaders

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has developed a series of resources to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning of College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students. Each resource in the series supports implementation of the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 759
Date created: 11/04/2015 - 13:43

ELA Building Blocks of a Standard

This tool is used to record the Learning Goals and Success Criteria of lesson-sized stacks of Building Blocks. Teachers may choose to use one template per stack or record multiple stacks on the same template.

Number of views: 901
Date created: 09/23/2015 - 16:47

Video Viewing Protocol: Understanding the King - MLK Speech Analysis

This viewing protocol for the America Achieves video, Understanding the King - MLK Speech Analysis, can support teachers as they acquire a deeper understanding of how to align their instruction with College and Career Readiness standards (CCRS).

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 115
Date created: 02/25/2015 - 16:15

What's Learned First, What's Learned Together? Developing a Yearlong Plan from the K–12 College and Career Ready Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy

This resource provides teachers with a process to carefully study how the standards are structured to support English language arts and content-area learning and to arrange them into a yearlong plan that makes instructional sense for their students. The resource addresses two essential steps in the...

Number of views: 466
Date created: 12/15/2014 - 13:24

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