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. 

English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives

From the website: "English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives examines the research on English learners (ELs)’ learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects and provides guidance on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these students. This report...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 106
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:36

Lesson Revision with Formative Assessment

The purpose of this resource is to help teachers revise existing lesson plans so that they incorporate the formative assessment process and align with College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS). We conceptualize lesson planning with formative assessment as four complementary steps:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 947
Date created: 10/25/2017 - 13:15

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The purpose of this resource is to inform English learner (EL) advocates and families to understand the opportunities within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning for ELs. The analysis presented in the resource can also be used as a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 13:01

Discerning — and Fostering — What English Learners Can Do With Language: Guidance on Gathering and Interpreting Complementary Evidence of Classroom Language Uses for Reclassification Decisions

The resource describes classroom-based evidence of English learners' (ELs') language use to complement standardized, large-scale, summative English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments. The authors explore systems of collecting evidence about EL's classroom-based language uses that can inform...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 50
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 12:45

Engineering is Elementary: Research Instruments

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project helps address the need for effective STEM education through three platforms: (1) curriculum development and dissemination, (2) professional development for teachers and teacher educators, and (3) educational research and evaluation. The EiE website offers...

Number of views: 127
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 16:15

Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning: Instruments

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in the area of teaching and learning with technology. The institute's instruments and online data collection systems have been used to gather data from thousands of educators...

Number of views: 73
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 12:51

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: 65
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 17:17

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