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 Research Says About … Teaching Media Literacy

"What Research Says About … Teaching Media Literacy" by Dr. Jane L. David is an article available through ASCD's Educational Leadership. Dr. David explains how the Internet has changed the scope of media literacy and the need for it to be taught in schools. Based on a review of some available...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:51

Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

This primer argues that effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college- and career-ready standards. It explains what formative assessment is, how it works in practice, and why it is critically important in fostering powerful pedagogy and 21st-century...

Number of views: 105
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Comprehensive Standards-Based Assessment Systems Supporting Learning

This brief is intended to provide a common foundation by laying out a general framework for a comprehensive, learning-based assessment system. The framework incorporates different types of assessment to serve the distinct information needs of different stakeholders, but all of the assessments are...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 727
Date created: 12/01/2016 - 09:00

High-Leverage Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including EL students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards is their emphasis on students’ use of language to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,031
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 19:27

READI Science Materials

Taken from the original website: "Project READI is a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary collaboration designed to develop instructional interventions that support adolescent learners in developing reading for understanding in three content areas—literary analysis, history, and the sciences and...

Number of views: 90
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:04

Curriculum and Resources: The California History/Social Science Project at UC Irvine

Taken from the original website: "The California History/Social Science Project at UC, Irvine offers curriculum resources for K–12 history/social science teachers in the areas of content-based literacy, U.S. history, and world history. Our curriculum support for K–12 teachers, consists of...

Number of views: 58
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:03

Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian

Taken from the original website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities."

Number of views: 240
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

Teachers: Library of Congress

Taken from the original website: "The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching."

Number of views: 40
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:01

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