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. 

Transforming Science Assessment: Systems for Innovation

This webpage presents a "series of resources designed to provide state education leaders with 1) information about how states are currently pursuing statewide assessment systems in science; 2) analyses of what features influence different approaches, with an eye to supporting state leaders as they...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 68
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:29

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2018

At the Council of Chief State School Officer's (CCSSO) 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Senior Advisor Deborah Sigman, Assistant Director Bryan Hemberg, and Content Experts Joanne Jensen, Kevin King, and Cinda Parton presented on topics related to assessment and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 207
Date created: 08/06/2018 - 16:21

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: 94
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 09:27

Reading Across Texts: A Resource for Planning Multiple-Source Comprehension Tasks

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 165
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 11:43

NGSS Demystified: A Toolkit for Training Teachers

This toolkit, provided by the California Academy of Sciences, facilitates training of K-12 educators on the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The toolkit is organized into roughly 30-minute activities designed to introduce and familiarize educators with the NGSS, as well as each of its...

Number of views: 268
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:00

Equations and Inequalities: Making Mathematics Accessible to All

This report by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is based on results from the 2012 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a triennial international survey designed to evaluate education systems worldwide by testing the skills and knowledge of 15-year-...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:52

Math in a Cultural Context

Math in a Cultural Context (MCC) is set of interrelated, federally-funded projects that collaborate with Yup’ik elders, teachers, and Alaskan school districts to create culturally-based curriculum materials. MCC has produced supplemental mathematics modules (three for grade 2, one for grades 3–5,...

Number of views: 119
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:07

Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum

This handbook presents an overview of culturally responsive Alaska Native science curriculum, including vignettes and samples of classroom lessons. The author describes ways in which existing learning models can be modified to include Alaskan Native methods for teaching and learning, with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 248
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:06

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