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. 

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI)—Who We Are and What We Do

CSAI, managed by WestEd and the Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, & Student Testing (CRESST), is one of seven content centers that provide research-based technical assistance and support to 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs), and to the states that they serve, around each of...

Type: Service
Number of views: 974
Date created: 11/30/2016 - 09:03

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinar and Presentation

CSAI has recently been involved in disseminating information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On August 30, 2016, CSAI Co-Director Deb Sigman presented information about the assessment and accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act on behalf of the Southeast...

Type: Service
Number of views: 195
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 08:57

CSAI Webinar: Helping SEAs Communicate Effectively Around Shifts in Assessment Scores

Results from early college and career ready assessments have shown significant drops in student scores across grade levels and subjects. In this webinar, CSAI interviewed two key state educators, Rolf Grafwallner, from the Maryland State Department of Education, and Rhonda Sims, from the Kentucky...

Type: Service
Number of views: 47
Date created: 06/22/2015 - 10:01

NASA Education: Workshops

The NASA Education site provides links to resources at ten education centers.  An example of the type of services to educators, the Jet Propulsion Laboratory offers workshops for educators applying STEM concepts and experiences from NASA missions in areas such as engineering literacy, space...

Type: Service
Number of views: 85
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 13:07

Next Generation Science Standards Webinars-GLOBE

This resource is an online gateway into the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, providing specific support for educators on the alignment and implementation of the standards using GLOBE.

Type: Service
Number of views: 90
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 13:04

Liberty Science Center: Professional Development Catalog

Liberty Science Center offers New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS)–focused professional development workshops for K–12 educators to evaluate and adapt lesson plans, curricular models, and pedagogy to meet NJSLS requirements. Workshops can be customized to focus on specific science content...

Type: Service
Number of views: 30
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 12:51

BSCS Professional Development

This resource is the website for Biological Sciences Curriculum Study (BSCS), which offers services to the K–college community. As a research and development organization, BSCS mainly provides professional development to educators at national conferences and by request from districts and other...

Type: Service
Number of views: 88
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 11:59

ACHIEVE – NGSS Annual Leadership Meeting Proceedings

This resource provides insight into the first Next Generation Science Standards leadership meeting, where four sessions emphasized the role of professional development during the roll-out of the standards and as first efforts by states to initiate implementation.

Type: Service
Number of views: 118
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 11:28

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