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. 

Supporting the Implementation of NGSS through Research: Assessment

From the authors: "The NGSS [Next Generation Science Standards] identify three dimensions essential for providing students with a quality science education: science and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts across domains of science, and disciplinary core ideas.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 117
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:17

Standards-Based Instruction Compendium of Resources

From the introduction: "The National Clearinghouse for English Language Acquisition (NCELA) compiled this document and corresponding resources to provide current information about new standards being implemented across the United States in K-12 classrooms. This document is intended to be a starting...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 25
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 09:23

Chaos for Dual Language Learners: An Examination of State Policies for Exiting Children from Language Services in the PreK-3rd Grades

From the executive summary: "This paper focuses on how young [dual language learners] DLLs—generally those students enrolled in the PreK–3rd grades—are being served by current reclassification policies. It surveys recent research and existing state policies to identify best practices for DLL...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 32
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 09:20

Indigenous Students and Literacy and Numeracy: What Does the Research Say?

From the Publisher: "[Australian] Indigenous students typically achieve at significantly lower levels than non-Indigenous students by the time they reach year 3. This article reports on the findings of a longitudinal study conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research called the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 44
Date created: 09/29/2015 - 15:54

Professional Learning Modules for the Common Core State Standards: Assessment Literacy

As part of its Common Core State Standards (CCSS) professional learning module series, the California Department of Education, in collaboration with the San Joaquin Valley County Office of Education, has developed an online module focused on the topic of assessment literacy. The resource is...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 243
Date created: 09/29/2015 - 15:38

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts: Considerations for Assessing English Language Learner Students

Intended for districts and other local educational agencies (LEAs), this paper focuses on how to conduct a comprehensive review of school and district assessment systems with regard to English language learners (ELLs). This document supplements Achieve's Student Assessment Inventory for School...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 87
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:06

Freedom to Talk

Stanford University Professor Kenji Hakuta and his son Luis are the creators of Freedom to Talk, a short video about the civil rights movement and English Language Learners (ELLs). Hakuta narrates the history of how the principles of civil rights are extended to today’s new state academic content,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 264
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:05

English Language Learners: A Growing—Yet Underserved—Student Population

This issue of the Progress of Education Reform presents research and data on the educational issues related to the US English language learner (ELL) population. The brief calls for urgency in supporting the fastest growing population of students in K–12 schools. Key takeaways from the research and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 354
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:04

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