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. 

Testing Overload in America’s Schools

The goals of this study were to obtain a better understanding of how much time students spend taking tests and to identify the degree to which the tests are mandated by districts or states. The study focused on 14 urban and suburban districts in seven states during the 2013-14 school year....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 94
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:02

Seeing the Future: How the Common Core Will Affect Mathematics and English Language Arts in Grades 3-12 Across America

This resource, published by the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS, was developed to help school board members, legislators, parent leaders, and the public explore how the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and new assessments will impact teaching and learning in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 11/03/2014 - 10:03

Implementing the Common Core for English Learners: Responses to Common Questions

This Practitioner Brief by the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is written in response to the many questions encountered by the CAL staff about integrating the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into content area curricula for English learners.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 51
Date created: 10/29/2014 - 14:58

State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Professional Development

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: 29
Date created: 10/23/2014 - 12:22

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts

This tool by Achieve allows districts leaders to inventory their assessments and assessment strategies from a student perspective.

Number of views: 148
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:46

Common Core State Standards and Implications for Special Populations

This policy brief explores the potential impact of the implementation of Common Core State Standards on students with disabilities, Native American students, and English language learners, and gives examples of implementation targeting these populations, followed by recommendations and questions...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 205
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 09:55

Common Core Implementation Best Practices: Testimony Before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel

In this testimony before the New York State Office of the Governor Common Core Implementation Panel, Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, outlines four areas that she believes the state’s leaders must tackle in order to make translation from the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 22
Date created: 10/03/2014 - 12:40

A Compendium of Research on the Common Core State Standards: Implementation

This compendium summarizes published research on different areas of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This particular resource (users should download the "Implementation" paper) is to create “an accessible and readable overview of current research” to inform implementation, policy discussions...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 59
Date created: 10/03/2014 - 12:35

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