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. 

Curriculum Design Process Protocol

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) developed this protocol document to support districts and schools through curriculum design, review, and revision processes. This tool stems from CSAI's work with a school district on curricular redesign and reflects questions and...

Number of views: 193
Date created: 04/17/2019 - 16:43

Assessment Inventory Resource

For states and local education agencies looking to align their assessment systems with the principles of the Testing Action Plan, this resources provides suggestions for questions and data to collect. These questions can guide action to assess and modify assessment systems. In this resource,...

Number of views: 235
Date created: 11/18/2016 - 14:38

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: 452
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

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: 846
Date created: 09/23/2015 - 16:47

Lesson Reflection

Teachers use this tool after the completion of a lesson in order to consider various features of the lesson and plan for future improvement.

Number of views: 233
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:10

Lesson Planning with Formative Assessment

Teachers use this tool to plan the learning experiences and evidence gathering strategies that will support student learning and formative assessment. This tool is designed to be used in tandem with the “Lesson Hot Spots” tool.

Number of views: 755
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:09

Lesson Hot Spots

This tool is designed to be used in tandem with the “Lesson Planning with Formative Assessment” tool. Teachers use this tool to record and plan for varying levels of prior knowledge and experience, potential student challenges and responses, and language demands and opportunities.

Number of views: 299
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:07

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: 54
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:04

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