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. 

Fundamentals of Learning (FOL)

This publication provides a framework, the Fundamentals of Learning (FOL), to assist teachers in transitioning to the classroom practices called for in the College- and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS). The content of this resource is drawn from leading theory and research about learning and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 3,723
Date created: 08/21/2013 - 11:08

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

This blog post provides easily accessible information on what formative assessment is. It focuses on questioning as a strategy for eliciting evidence of student learning.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 55
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:35

Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) developed a set of seven principles of effective instruction for English learners (ELs). These principles are based on research on ELs and CAL’s extensive experience working with EL students and their teachers. CAL uses these principles to guide professional...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 709
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:50

Dual Language Learners Reader Posts

New America launched its Dual Language Learner National Work Group, which has written a series of 10 posts related to research, policies, and practices pertaining to the education of dual language learners (DLLs) in U.S. public schools. According to this group, a DLL is "a child between the ages of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 19
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:50

College-and-Career-Ready Standards: Benchmarking Implementation

This resource provides states and districts with tools for checking and responding to levels of CCRS implementation and implementation-support occurring at schools and districts. These tools include: School-Level Indicators of Implementation Model School-Level Indicators of Implementation Survey...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 17
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:07

Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments: A Planning Tool for Education Leaders

From the Introduction: "Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments is a planning framework intended to bridge the gap between the prescriptive and holistic approaches to 21st century learning. The roadmap highlights the major milestones school districts must achieve, and provides...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 68
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:08

All In! How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners

This resource provides information on why it is important to advocate for English language learners (ELLs) and how to go about it. It is organized in four sections. Why advocate for English language learners? Advocacy in action Curriculum access and language rights Educator training and preparation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 86
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:09

Deeper Learning: Policies for a 21st Century Education

From the Introduction: "This report is aimed at supporting state boards of education that are working on providing significantly more students with deeper learning opportunities and facilitating board-level conversations on key related topics. The report provides foundational principles that...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 14
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:10