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. 

Designing for Learning: A Primer on Key Insights from the Science of Learning and Development

From the website: "This primer introduces four key factors that impact learning: cognition, motivation, identity, and individual variability. We selected these areas because a wealth of research indicates that each plays a critical role in how learning happens. Using this research, we developed a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 111
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 14:13

Choosing and Using SEL Competency Assessments: What Schools and Districts Need to Know

Jointly developed by the Assessment Work Group (AWG) and researchers from the RAND Corporation's Assessment Finder project, the purpose of this document is to provide school and district leaders and implementation teams with guidance on how to choose and use social and emotional learning (SEL)...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,061
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:11

RAND Education Assessment Finder

From the website: "The RAND Education Assessment Finder is a web-based tool that provides information about assessments of K–12 students' interpersonal, intrapersonal, and higher-order cognitive competencies. Practitioners, researchers, and policymakers can use it to explore what assessments are...

Number of views: 809
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:09

SEL Assessment Guide

The Assessment Guide provides several resources for leaders and implementation teams in PreK-12th grade settings who are making decisions about selecting and using measures of student SEL. This includes guidance on how to select an assessment and use student SEL competency data, a catalog from...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 2,660
Date created: 11/29/2018 - 09:29

Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

There is a growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, and this comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show that what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and career...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 144
Date created: 03/28/2017 - 06:26

Outcomes Beyond Test Scores—What Is Social-Emotional Learning?

From the executive summary: “Social-emotional learning (SEL) involves how students think and feel about themselves, get along with others, and regulate their attention and behavior. SEL plays an important role in students’ school and life outcomes. Although SEL may be disrupted under conditions of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 256
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 23:31

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

From the publisher’s description: “Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 158
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:21

Academic learning + social-emotional learning = national priority

High-quality schools not only ensure that all students are academically proficient in all subject matters, but also foster students’ reflection, social skills, perseverance, and positive mindsets. These latter skills and knowledge are developed through social and emotional learning (SEL).

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 92
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 18:44

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