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. 

English 10 and 11 First Peoples: Teacher Resource Guide

This document provides full unit planning guides for courses that satisfy grade 10 and grade 11 English language arts (ELA) requirements in British Columbia. Each unit includes preparation guides, suggested texts, external resources, and suggested writing assessment materials or assessment rubrics...

Number of views: 120
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:45

Teaching Mathematics in a First Peoples Context: Grades 8 and 9

This document provides unit planning guides for courses that satisfy grade 8 and grade 9 mathematics requirements in British Columbia. Each unit includes preparation guides, suggested texts, external resources, and suggested writing assessment materials or assessment rubrics, as appropriate. All...

Number of views: 84
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:48

In Our Own Words: Bringing Authentic First Peoples Content to the K–3 Classroom

This document provides guidance and tools for K–3 teachers about incorporating First Peoples content into their teaching practice. It includes several lesson plans for each grade divided into eight units, such as “Gifts from the Earth” and “The Power of Stories.” Most lesson plans include...

Number of views: 100
Date created: 08/11/2014 - 11:55

Menu of Possible Interventions for Native American Students: Guidance, Practices, Programs, Strategies and Resources

As suggested by its title, this resource covers a broad number of methods and tools for supporting Native American student learning, including research-based support systems, effective teaching strategies, links to national and state Native American programs/initiatives, and links to miscellaneous...

Number of views: 192
Date created: 04/01/2015 - 14:21

In Effort to Fix Tribal Schools, Feds Face Doubts

This 2015 Education Week articles summarizes many of the challenges facing federal plans to "turn more control of Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools to tribes." American Indian students attending BIE schools remain some of the lowest-performing in the country; consequently the proposal to...

Number of views: 19
Date created: 08/31/2015 - 16:23

Department of Education Releases Resources on Improving School Climate (Press Release)

As part of efforts to ensure safe and supportive school climates, the U.S. Department of Education released school climate surveys that can be used with middle and high school students, instructional staff, non-instructional staff, and parents and guardians. The web-platform for these surveys can...

Number of views: 36
Date created: 04/04/2016 - 09:22

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

The Assessment Transition Communications Toolkit

This toolkit is one of two developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) to help state and school districts communicate testing information before, during, and after the assessment window this spring. This toolkit is for states transitioning to a new assessment this year.

Number of views: 40
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:16