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. 

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: 120
Date created: 03/15/2017 - 09:40

Long Term Goals-Math Gazette

This tool is used to organize teachers’ analysis of grade-level math CCRS in an instructionally meaningful way. 

Number of views: 121
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 13:42

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 1 Browsing the Mathematics CCSS

In general, the Mathematics CCSS are described in more detail and organized differently from most States’ previous Mathematics standards. Across all grades, the Mathematics CCSS focus on depth of learning rather than on breadth of coverage. Before reading the Mathematics CCSS in detail, a useful...

Number of views: 111
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:06

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2019

Every year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hosts the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA). This year’s conference, held June 24–26 in Orlando, focused on the theme Measure What Matters and Create Accountability for Equity, with the explicit goal of “giving states a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 107
Date created: 07/19/2019 - 11:01

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: 106
Date created: 02/25/2015 - 16:15

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 3 Studying the Old and New Standards - ELA & Literacy

Use Worksheet #3 to record your comparison of old and new ELA standards. Below are instructions for comparing Standards as found in the resource, Getting a Handle on the Standards.

Number of views: 98
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:16

Secondary School Yearlong Planning Template for ELA

The Yearlong Plan template is used to organize the new and recurring work of the grade-level into a thoughtful sequence of learning for the year.

Number of views: 97
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:02

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 2 Interpreting the K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practice

Using Worksheet #2, follow the instructions below to begin the process of understanding the Practice Standards. The activity can be completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups.

Number of views: 94
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:10