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. 

Selecting Text Tool

This tool is designed to help teachers make appropriate text selections for their classroom. For additional information, see the complementary CSAI resource, Supporting Students in Close Reading.

Number of views: 55
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:04

High School State Assessment in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Frequently Asked Questions

This resource provides an overview of high school assessment requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including information on the different assessment options that states have under ESSA.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 50
Date created: 06/22/2017 - 11:38

Instructional Practices for English Language Learners During Content Instruction

To support instructors as they support English learners in developing both English proficiency and content knowledge, CSAI developed this brief. This brief provides instructional suggestions for supporting English learners in the classroom, with suggestion for different academic disciplines.

Number of views: 35
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:09

CSAI Theory of Action

The nation faces an unprecedented education challenge as nearly all of our states work to implement new and rigorous college and career readiness standards and the innovative assessments designed to measure student learning against these standards. The Center on Standards and Assessment...

Number of views: 32
Date created: 02/27/2015 - 13:33

Examples of State Implementation of English Language Development Standards

As states implement new or updated English language development (ELD) standards, there may be questions about can states can support understanding of ELD standards and their instructional use. This brief presents examples of ELD standards implementation in eight different states, with a focus on...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 29
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:10

Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Outcomes Report

CSAI reviewed the decision letters sent to states regarding peer review of state assessment systems. Based on this review, CSAI developed reports to summarize the kind of feedback states were given, including identification of the Critical Elements that states need to submit additional evidence for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:08

Peer Review and State Assessment Administration: A Resource for State Assessment Directors

State education agency staff may have questions about the peer review process and how their state's assessment practices correlate with its requirements. This resource is designed to provide insight into peer review requirements and how states might demonstrate that their assessment practices meet...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 21
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:00

Guidance for Supporting Assessment Peer Review Submissions

To support technical assistance providers and state education agency staff in developing state peer review submissions, CSAI developed this document to describe and support the submission development process. This document includes suggestions for collecting, analyzing, and cataloguing documents...

Number of views: 19
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:01

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