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. 

From the Inside In: An Examination of Common Core Knowledge & Communication in Schools

From the abstract: “In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 11/05/2014 - 11:06

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

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

Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development: What Policymakers Can Do to Advance High-Quality Professional Development at Scale

Education First has prepared a series of briefs called Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development to help policymakers and educators understand the professional development teachers need that meets a high bar for quality and impact called for by the new...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 8
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:09

Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development: What Does High-Quality, Common Core-Aligned Professional Development Look Like?

Education First has prepared a series of briefs called Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development to help policymakers and educators understand the professional development teachers need that meets a high bar for quality and impact called for by the new...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:08

Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development: The New Essential Elements of Professional Learning

Education First has prepared a series of briefs called Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development to help policymakers and educators understand the professional development teachers need that meets a high bar for quality and impact called for by the new...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 15
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:07

Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development: Executive Summary

Education First has prepared a series of briefs called Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development to help policymakers and educators understand the professional development teachers need that meets a high bar for quality and impact called for by the new...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:06

None of the Above: A New Approach to Testing and Assessment

This report by Educators 4 Excellence, a teacher-led organization that seeks to elevate the voices of teachers in policy discussions, presents recommendations for changes to the current systems of evaluating student performance in light of Common Core implementation. A group of 14 teachers worked...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 7
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 13:55

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