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. 

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

  Edutopia has curated three collections related to STEAM: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education. These collections contain resources on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM. These collections will help teachers plan...

Number of views: 1,775
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 13:55

Resources for STEAM

This webpage provides information, examples, and tools that help educators incorporate arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based activities. The site is organized into the following topics: the benefits of STEAM; project-based learning and STEAM; STEAM programs, activities, and project ideas...

Number of views: 2,595
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:41

STEAM Portal

This website features several helpful resources on integrating STEAM in the classroom. Contents include Tools & Tips, Workshops, Courses, and Certification.

Number of views: 894
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:20

What is STEAM?

This webpage introduces the concept of STEAM and how it differs from STEM. Along with other orienting information from its dropdown menu on “STEAM Basics,” including the page “How to STEAM,” this website provides teachers and administrators with practical information to integrate arts into cross-...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,214
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:06

Evaluating Content Alignment in the Context of Computer-Adaptive Testing: Guidance for State Education Agencies

Evidence that a test and the content domain it is intended to measure are aligned is critical for supporting claims about the validity of inferences drawn from results and defending test use for a given purpose. Findings from an alignment evaluation provide the test developer and the test user with...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 186
Date created: 06/16/2016 - 11:34

Second Year of Assessments Communications Toolkit

The Council of Chief State School Officers developed this toolkit to help states and school districts communicate before, during, and after the 2016 assessment testing window. This toolkit includes a broad number of adaptable communications resources ranging from talking points to a parent letter....

Number of views: 38
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:09

Issue Paper 1: Computer-Adaptive Tests (Updated for Session 2)

Based on discussion from the first negotiated rulemaking committee session, this paper provides updated suggested regulatory language regarding computer-adaptive testing. This updated language provides suggestion regulations that ensure requirements for content standards and alternate assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:28

Scope of Issues to be Negotiated

In regards to the March 2016 negotiated rulemaking session, this document provides an overview of the topics that were to be discussed. In this session, the committee was tasked with discussing regulatory language regarding: supplemental assessments, computer-adaptive assessments, exceptions for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 13
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:45

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