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. 

Assessment Tools in Informal Science

This searchable website, created by the PEAR Institute, provides assessment tools for informal science learning. This website allows practitioners, evaluators, researchers, and policy makers with the information to choose appropriate tools for assessing program quality and outcomes for children and...

Number of views: 131
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 18:09

PEAR’s STEM Work

The PEAR Institute (Program in Education, Afterschool and Resiliency) has created a comprehensive suite of tools that provides information on the quality of students’ science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) learning experiences and provides a common language around STEM outcomes so...

Number of views: 152
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 18:02

The Learning Activation Lab: Tools

The Learning Activation Lab is a national research and design group that seeks to learn and demonstrate ways to activate and engage children in learning and innovation in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Number of views: 111
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 17:59

STELAR: STEM Learning and Research Center

The STEM Learning and Research Center (STELAR) supports the National Science Foundation's Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST) program. One of the main goals of the STELAR website is to synthesize and disseminate ITEST project findings. This supports the research and...

Number of views: 63
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 17:17

Monitoring Progress Toward Successful K-12 STEM Education: A Nation Advancing?

This is the second report by the National Research Council (NRC) on  science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education in K-12 schools. This report follows up on the 2011 report to identify methods for tracking progress toward quality STEM education. The Committee on an Evaluation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 170
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 17:10

STEM Indicators

SRI International created this website to supported efforts by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement a set of 14 key indicators that can be used by policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to monitor components of K-12 STEM education and to guide improvements. Through this website...

Number of views: 611
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 16:16

Measuring the Monitoring Progress K-12 STEM Education Indicators: A Road Map

This roadmap provides information for measuring and reporting on the 14 STEM Education Indicators as described by the National Research Council’s report on monitoring successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) K-12 programs. SRI’s roadmap summarizes available data on each...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 436
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 16:10

High School State Assessment in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) – Frequently Asked Questions

This resource provides an overview of high school assessment requirements under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), including information on the different assessment options that states have under ESSA.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 47
Date created: 06/22/2017 - 11:38

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