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. 

Teaching and Learning Mathematics with the Common Core

This video series is the product of a collaboration between the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) and the Hunt Institute. In addition to classroom examples, the Math Voices video series uses interviews with elementary classroom teachers, secondary mathematics teachers,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 48
Date created: 09/04/2015 - 15:13

Observations on CCSSM Standards for Mathematical Content: What Content is Visibly Emphasized?

This guidance document visually demonstrates what content is emphasized through the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSSM). In addition to visually displaying and providing reasoning for the major differences in emphases between the pre-CCSSM strand model and the CCSSM model, the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 22
Date created: 09/04/2015 - 14:51

Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

This National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) article provides guidance for district- and school-level instructional leaders as they help their colleagues learn about the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. The NCSS President, Dr. Michelle...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 269
Date created: 09/04/2015 - 13:12

Introductory Overview of C3 for Educators

The National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) created this 45-minute webinar as an introduction to the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards. The NCSS President, Dr. Michelle Herczog, narrates the webinar, which also includes video clips of different...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 88
Date created: 09/04/2015 - 13:07

College- and Career-Ready Standards

The U.S. Department of Education website provides an overview of what standards are and why college- and career-ready standards are important, as well as clarification regarding the role of the U.S. Department of Education in state standards and assessment. The resource emphasizes that standards...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 38
Date created: 09/04/2015 - 12:59

Exemplary Science Standards: How Does Your State Compare?

This Fordham Institute evaluation compares state science standards in 38 states as well as the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) against three exemplary science standards in two states (Massachusetts and South Carolina) plus the District of Columbia. The report builds on earlier publications...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 43
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:03

The Need to Use Evidence in School-Based K–12 Improvement Efforts

In this brief paper, the author suggests that "to empower teachers to use data effectively, schools and districts need to engage in the systematic collection and analysis of evidence as part of an ongoing school improvement cycle." Based on research and practice, she identifies and explains "four...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 76
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:01

Understanding the CAASPP Student Score Reports

This web page links to a number of guides for parents or guardians to help them read and understand the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) student score reports. It also links to other resources, including parent guides to the Smarter Balanced summative assessments,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 33
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:00