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. 

Learning Progressions Frameworks Designed for Use with the Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts & Literacy K-12

This document presents a learning progression of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and literacy. Included is a working definition of learning progressions and a description of the conceptual framework that has guided the work on this project, which attempts to describe...

Number of views: 753
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:17

Writing in Middle Grades Mathematics: Research Summary

This review of literature makes a case for incorporating writing in the mathematics classroom. With recent educational reforms and the call for students to be college and career ready, the authors present research on how the improvement of writing skills is related to students' capacity to learn...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 11
Date created: 11/17/2014 - 17:09

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Secondary School Leader

The purpose of this Action Brief for secondary leaders is to help them implement the new standards in their schools. The brief is designed to increase awareness of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 4
Date created: 11/17/2014 - 17:05

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: The Role of the Elementary School Leader Action Brief

The purpose of this Action Brief for elementary leaders is to help them implement the new standards in their schools. The brief is designed to increase awareness of the new Common Core State Standards (CCSS), create a sense of urgency around their implementation, and provide these stakeholders with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 11/17/2014 - 17:02

State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Common Core-Aligned Teaching Resources

The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting a multi-year study of how 15 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Six individual reports are part of the "Benchmarking State Implementation of Common Core Standards" project: a summary report, plus five reports with...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 11/17/2014 - 16:57

Common Core Standards in 2014: Curriculum and Professional Development at the District Level

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:12

Common Core State Standards in 2014: District Implementation of Consortia-Developed Assessments

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:11

Primary Sources: Update: Teachers' Views on Common Core State Standards

This report is a follow-up to the third edition of the Primary Sources survey of America’s teachers. In the third edition of Primary Sources, over 20,000 pre-K through grade 12 public school teachers responded to a survey to share their perspectives on issues important to their profession,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:10

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