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. 

Overview of Major Assessment Types in Standards-Based Instruction

This overview is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the differences between major assessment types in standards-based instruction. Formative, Diagnostic, Interim/Benchmark, and Summative...

Number of views: 435
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

High School Graduation Requirements in a Time of College and Career Readiness

Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 245
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinar and Presentation

CSAI has recently been involved in disseminating information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On August 30, 2016, CSAI Co-Director Deb Sigman presented information about the assessment and accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act on behalf of the Southeast...

Number of views: 220
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 08:57

States' Content Standards Revision Processes

As states examine efforts to ensure college and career readiness for all students, review and possible revision of their content standards may be part of these efforts. Based on questions CSAI has received regarding how states undergo the process of revising content standards, a report was created...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 150
Date created: 12/09/2016 - 09:47

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

This white paper, developed in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Education, presents a new model for evaluating the cognitive ranges of large-scale assessment specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Number of views: 143
Date created: 06/25/2019 - 09:45

Using K-­2 Summative Assessments to Improve Third Grade Outcomes Webinar and Presentation

CSAI recently presented to Early Childhood, Assessment, and Accountability staff from seven states at the request of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) as a professional learning event for their Early Childhood Community of Practice.  Through this presentation, CSAI addressed the following...

Number of views: 127
Date created: 05/13/2019 - 10:42

Peer Review Assistance

To support states as they prepare materials for the peer review process, CSAI has created this data organizer that outlines the supports states can seek from CSAI. This data organizer lays out each of the peer review critical elements and associated CSAI supports and resources. For states seeking...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 118
Date created: 03/15/2017 - 09:40

Achieving College- and Career-Ready Success with Formative Assessment

​CSAI team members Barbara Jones and Sandy Chang shared the following information during CSAI's annual conference, held on December 10-11, 2015. The presentation introduces CSAI curriculum and instruction resources for creating and refining lessons to support CCRS success.  For more information...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 74
Date created: 09/17/2016 - 12:36

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