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. 

Understand the Score

PARCC's new Understand the Score parent website provides a number of resources to guide parents in understanding PARCC score reports and supporting their children at home. The website is divided into four main sections: Score Report Guide, Help Your Child, About the Test, and Your State. Each...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 43
Date created: 10/30/2015 - 14:54

Score Results: PARCC Scores and Score Reports

PARCC's Score Results site includes a number of resources that provide educators and parents with detailed information about how to use the score reports to identify student needs and align instruction in support of those needs. The following resources primarily target parents and a number of them...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 66
Date created: 10/30/2015 - 14:33

Next Generation Science Standards: Considerations for Curricula, Assessments, Preparation, and Implementation

From the authors: "Many states’ science standards are based on guidance documents created by the National Research Council in 1996 that do not reflect the scientific advances and educational research findings that have since occurred. Among options for policymakers to consider to update existing...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 103
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:15

Coherence Map: Connecting the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

The Coherence Map is an interactive digital tool that visually displays the connections between the K–8 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). The digital map allows users to search by standards, grade levels, and by domains within each grade level. Once a standard is selected, the...

Number of views: 3,002
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:05

Results of President Obama’s Race to the Top

From the Publisher: "This study examines the effects of Obama’s Race to the Top [funding initiative] on education policymaking around the country. The overall findings . . . indicate that Race to the Top had a meaningful impact on the production of education policy across the United States. In its ...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 115
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:03

Assessment Literacy Webinar

The Assessment Literacy webinar provides guidance for middle and high schools that are attempting to ensure their assessment system is balanced and aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for ELA/Literacy. The webinar focuses on the roles that formative, interim, and summative assessments...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 71
Date created: 09/29/2015 - 17:41

Professional Learning Modules for the Common Core State Standards: Assessment Literacy

As part of its Common Core State Standards (CCSS) professional learning module series, the California Department of Education, in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley County Office of Education, has developed an online module focused on the topic of assessment literacy. The resource is...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 229
Date created: 09/29/2015 - 15:38

Innovative Math Program Succeeds at American Indian Schools, Before Funding Is Cut

This article provides an overview of a mathematics program "Strength in Number," which is used by some Wyoming schools that serve large numbers of Native American students. The program exemplifies the type of learning and assessment envisioned in the Common Core State Standards, though it was...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 21
Date created: 09/16/2015 - 15:32

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