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. 

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: 332
Date created: 12/30/2014 - 14:11

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: 42
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 11:23

Findings and Recommendations Prepared by the Bureau of Indian Education Study Group Submitted to the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Education

In 2013, Secretary Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formed an American Indian Education Study Group, consisting of academics, school practitioners, lawyers, and experts in American Indian affairs. The purpose of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 96
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 09:01

2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs

The United States is starting to examine its teacher preparation schools and how they can improve the quality of teachers they produce. In the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's annual assessment of the nation's 1,668 teacher prep programs, this review shows that although...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 12/22/2014 - 12:38

2014 State Teacher Policy Yearbook National Summary: Are New Teachers Being Prepared for College- and Career-Readiness Standards?

As part of the National Council on Teacher Quality’s annual report on teacher policies, this year’s edition of the State Teacher Policy Yearbook continues to keep the spotlight on critical issues of teacher preparation. The 2014 yearbook has “expanded its policy analysis to examine the extent to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 12/22/2014 - 12:37

Reform Integration Framework and Resource Guide

This resource provides state and local education agencies with guidance in ways to help educators integrate college- and career-readiness standards, aligned assessments, and educator evaluation and support systems. The Reform Integration Framework helps state and local education leaders a process...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:27

Considerations for Analyzing Educators’ Contributions to Student Learning in Non-tested Subjects and Grades with a Focus on Student Learning Objectives

This paper from the Center for Assessment discusses the challenges of measuring student academic growth for purposes of teacher evaluations in non-tested subjects and grades, with a specific focus on measuring growth in a student learning objective (SLO) context. According to the authors, this...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 17
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:24

Student Learning Objective (SLO) Toolkit

The Student Learning Objective (SLO) Toolkit, developed by the Center for Assessment, is intended to help educators develop quality SLOs. The Toolkit consists of an introductory video, Powerpoint presentation, templates, examples, informational documents, and supporting materials.  One component of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 100
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:20

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