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. 

Compendium of Preschool Through Elementary School Social‐Emotional Learning and Associated Assessment Measures

From the website: "This compendium, published by the University of Illinois-Chicago and CASEL, describes the tools to assess the social and emotional learning of preschool and elementary school students (i.e., five‐ to ten‐year‐olds), along with aspects of the contexts in which they learn and their...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 772
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 01:14

SEL Assess Resources

The University of British Columbia (UBC), with the support of the Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, has created a "Social & Emotional Learning Resource Finder," a searchable collection of SEL resources for educators and adults who work with students. Within this site, there is a curated...

Number of views: 2,551
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 18:48

Overview of Major Assessment Types in Standards-Based Instruction

This overview is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the differences between major assessment types in standards-based instruction. Formative, Diagnostic, Interim/Benchmark, and Summative...

Number of views: 463
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

Reading Across Texts: A Resource for Planning Multiple-Source Comprehension Tasks

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 183
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 11:43

Examining the Use of Language and Literacy Assessments With Young Dual Language Learners

As states and local agencies strive to serve the language and learning needs of dual language learners (DLLs), they may have difficulty since little is known about effective assessment practices for young DLLs. To gain accurate and useful information about DLLs, agencies must first have a procedure...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 67
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:35

Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

The U. S. Department of Education issued this guidance "to provide State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, educators, and partner organizations with information to assist them in selecting and using 'evidence-based' activities, strategies, and interventions,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 68
Date created: 09/16/2016 - 12:13

Item Writing Guides and Item Exemplars (ELA & Math)

CSAI has developed two resources to support educators interested in deepening their knowledge of assessment design and assessment literacy. These two resources, specific to English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics, are designed to enhance educators' ability to recognize and create high-quality...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 906
Date created: 07/26/2016 - 17:42

What Matters for Student Achievement: Updating Coleman on the influence of families and schools

This resource, which includes an article with an accompanying podcast interview with the author, is part of an Education Next series commemorating the 50th anniversary of James S. Coleman’s groundbreaking report, “Equality of Educational Opportunity,” which profiled Black and White student...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 50
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:50

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