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. 

Examples of State Implementation of English Language Development Standards

As states implement new or updated English language development (ELD) standards, there may be questions about can states can support understanding of ELD standards and their instructional use. This brief presents examples of ELD standards implementation in eight different states, with a focus on...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 29
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:10

Instructional Practices for English Language Learners During Content Instruction

To support instructors as they support English learners in developing both English proficiency and content knowledge, CSAI developed this brief. This brief provides instructional suggestions for supporting English learners in the classroom, with suggestion for different academic disciplines.

Number of views: 33
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:09

Peer Review of State Assessment Systems Outcomes Report

CSAI reviewed the decision letters sent to states regarding peer review of state assessment systems. Based on this review, CSAI developed reports to summarize the kind of feedback states were given, including identification of the Critical Elements that states need to submit additional evidence for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 19
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:08

State Use of ACT–Peer Review Results

CSAI developed briefs to provide an overview of the feedback USED provided to states that administer the ACT as part of their statewide assessment system. To administer ACT in this way, states need approval from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that peer review requirements are met. This...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:05

Peer Review Assistance

This CSAI-developed resource contains an overview of the peer review process, including each of the critical elements included in the peer review process. For each critical element, this document contains information on how CSAI can support states in documenting how each critical element can be...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 5
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:04

Cognitive Loading in Three-Dimensional NGSS Assessment Knowledge, Skills, and Know-How

This white paper, developed in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Education, presents a new model for evaluating the cognitive ranges of large-scale assessment specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Number of views: 314
Date created: 06/25/2019 - 09:45

Using K-­2 Summative Assessments to Improve Third Grade Outcomes Webinar and Presentation

CSAI recently presented to Early Childhood, Assessment, and Accountability staff from seven states at the request of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) as a professional learning event for their Early Childhood Community of Practice.  Through this presentation, CSAI addressed the following...

Number of views: 287
Date created: 05/13/2019 - 10:42

Science Assessment Criteria

As states and districts implement science standards that are based on the National Research Council's A Framework for K–12 Science Education, there may be questions about how to develop assessments that are accurate measures of new standards. To support states and districts in these efforts,...

Number of views: 188
Date created: 04/09/2018 - 17:13

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