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. 

The “Data Wise” Improvement Process: Eight Steps for Using Test Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

This article is adapted from Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning, edited by Kathryn Parker Boudett, Elizabeth A. City, and Richard J. Murnane (Harvard Education Press, 2005). The authors recommend an 8-step process for using data to improve...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 93
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:57

Data Dashboards: Accounting for What Matters

From the Publisher: "This paper looks at using a data dashboard system as an alternative method of measuring school and district performance. It discusses ways this approach can address some of the limitations of traditional methods, and considers issues involved in creating an effective dashboard...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 25
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:18

Presentation for Tribal Consultations American Indian Education Study Group

This presentation provides a Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) response to many of the current issues confronting American Indian tribes and the education of AI students. Among the issues/challenges are: remote school locations; crushing bureaucracy; and lack of support. BIE students face serious...

Number of views: 39
Date created: 04/01/2015 - 15:53

Early Progress: Interim Report on Personalized Learning

The RAND Corporation, commissioned by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is conducting an ongoing study of schools using personalized learning practices. Personalized learning “is an educational approach in which teachers and schools create systems, tools, and methodologies that tailor...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 73
Date created: 01/08/2015 - 11:24

What works? Explorations in improving outcomes for Indigenous students

In December 1997, Australia launched a series of Strategic Results Projects (SRPs) designed to explore methods for improving outcomes of aboriginal students. This major report summarizes results from more than 80 funded projects focusing on one or more of the following priorities: educational...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 345
Date created: 12/30/2014 - 14:11

First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education: Overcoming Gaps in Provincially Funded Schools

This report examines the programs and resources to support Aboriginal (i.e., indigenous student) education in provincially funded schools in Ontario, Canada, with a particular focus on schools with a high proportion of Aboriginal students. The report describes and illustrates achievement gaps...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 12
Date created: 12/30/2014 - 09:46

Why is BC Best? The Role of Provincial and Reserve School Systems in Explaining Aboriginal Student Performance

After allowance for the impact of school location and employment rate, this study found that the Canadian province of British Columbia has achieved considerably better K–12 Native student outcomes than five other provinces with large Native groups. The study asked what British Columbia is doing...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 45
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 11:23

In Native Schools, Hope and Fears about New Nationwide Standards

The gap between how Native American students and white students perform academically is the widest in the country based on test scores, graduation rates and college enrollments. This article explores the potential impact of the Common Core state standards on Native American students and schools,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 09:13

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