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. 

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: 37
Date created: 06/22/2017 - 11:38

Interim Assessments in Brief

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the importance of balanced assessment systems, the need for interim measures to monitor the progress of low performing schools, and the value of testing audits to improve system efficiency and effectiveness. ESSA also offers states the flexibility to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 272
Date created: 05/31/2017 - 15:03

Teacher's Guides and Analysis Tools

The Library of Congress has developed a tool for analyzing primary sources and other media. The tool has three columns for students to record observations, reflections, and questions. At the bottom on the tool, there is a box for students to write notes about next steps for further investigation....

Number of views: 61
Date created: 03/31/2017 - 20:07

The WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students’ Critical Evaluation of Websites

"The WWWDOT Approach to Improving Students’ Critical Evaluation of Websites" by Drs. Shenglan Zhang, Nell K. Duke, and Laura M. Jiménez is an article in The Reading Teacher. The framework encourages students to think about at least six dimensions when evaluating a website: (1) Who wrote this and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 134
Date created: 03/31/2017 - 17:06

21st-Century Literacies, Critical Media Pedagogies, and Language Arts

"21st-Century Literacies, Critical Media Pedagogies, and Language Arts" by Dr. Ernest Morrell is an article from The Reading Teacher. Dr. Morrell describes the ways in which the Internet, and the literacies required to navigate it, have changed since the early 1990's. He argues that teachers need...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 59
Date created: 03/31/2017 - 14:51

Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension

"Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension" by Drs. Tara Kingsley and Susan Tancock is an article in The Reading Teacher. The authors present four competencies for conducting research online: generating a question to guide inquiry, searching for information online,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 35
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 12:00

NGSS District Implementation Indicators

As districts implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this tool can be valuable to identify signifiers of successful NGSS adoption. This tool identifies 13 important indicators of successful NGSS adoption, broken into three broad categories: foundational strategies, essential...

Number of views: 70
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 09:27

Consolidated State Plan Peer Review Process Webinar

The U.S. Department of Education held this webinar to share information on the peer review process for the Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plans. The slides provide information on the peer review timeline, process, and review criteria. Also included is information on how the...

Number of views: 15
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 17:00

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