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. 

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: 213
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: 60
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: 36
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: 74
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

Revised Consolidated State Plan Template Webinar

With the release of the updated Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template, the U.S. Department of Education held a webinar to provide an overview of the template and its requirements. Included are requirements and due dates for state plan submission. These slides provide a...

Number of views: 7
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 16:47

State Plan Peer Review Criteria

The U.S. Department of Education released peer review criteria for each section of the Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan. This review criteria is designed to support states in developing a consolidated state plan for the sections that will be peer reviewed, and provide guidance for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 14
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 16:28

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