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. 

Common Core & ELLs: Lesson Plans

Colorín Colorado has published three English language arts (ELA) units that are aligned to the Common Core State Standards and target English language learners' (ELLs) literacy and language needs. These units for grades 1, 4, and 8 were developed by a group of teachers from Albuquerque, New Mexico...

Number of views: 944
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:29

English Language Arts Claims Structure

Reading Claim For the reading claim, the performance levels at each grade level are differentiated by three factors: Text complexity The range of accuracy in expressing reading comprehension demonstrated in student responses; and The quality of evidence cited from sources read These claims reflect ...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 871
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 21:13

English Language Arts/Literacy Practice Tests

Practice tests for English Language Arts/Literacy portion of the PARCC assessment are available for students to familiarize themselves with the kinds of items and format used for the assessment. The practice tests include both the Performance-Based and End-of-Year components of the ELA/Literacy...

Number of views: 797
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 21:07

Mathematics Model Content Frameworks for Grades 3-11

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks are resources designed to help inform development of PARCC assessments, and support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  The resource site provides educators with access to the following resources:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 672
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 20:51

California Common Core State Standards Mathematics

The California Common Core State Standards Mathematics are intended to build on California’s standards-based educational system in which curriculum, instruction, professional learning, assessment, and accountability are aligned to support student attainment of the standards. California additions to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 645
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:44

High Yield Routines for Grades K–8

High-Yield Routines for Grades K–8, released by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), is a book that presents diverse mathematical routines recommended for use at a variety of grade levels and with a variety of mathematical content. The book also includes ideas for infusing...

Number of views: 576
Date created: 11/21/2013 - 11:14

Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprint

The Mathematics Blueprint provides an overview to the types and content of items and tasks that will appear on the Smarter Balanced student test forms. The document starts with a blueprint overview, by claim, for each of grade levels 3-5, 6-8 and 11. Initial charts show the major content categories...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 507
Date created: 03/26/2015 - 18:16

Appendix B: Grade Level Tables for All Claims and Assessment Targets and Item Types

These tables lay out assessment targets that comprise each of the four claims Smarter Balanced summative assessment is being designed to evaluate:  

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 456
Date created: 03/24/2015 - 13:49

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