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. 

ArtsEdge: Lesson Finder

ArtsEdge is the Kennedy Center’s free, digital resource site for teaching and learning in - and through - the arts. The Lesson Finder webpage is a searchable portal to hundreds of K-12 arts-based lesson plans and projects for classroom and afterschool.  

Number of views: 477
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:06

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: 1,375
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: 2,017
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: 685
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: 932
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:06

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

The Ready to Assess toolkit is a suite of three resources that help school and district educators consider and select assessments on social and emotional learning (SEL). The toolkit includes the following:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 585
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:19

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development? Tools Index

The Tools Index is last in a three part series of a social and emotional learning (SEL) toolkit to help educators in schools and districts decide on whether and how to assess SEL. (To view the Ready To Assess suite of tools, click here.) The Tools Index, organized by grade level span, provides ...

Number of views: 733
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 11:03

Social-Emotional Learning Assessment Measures for Middle School Youth

This report, commissioned by the Raikes Foundation, identified valid, reliable, and useable school-wide assessments for social and emotional learning to help schools and districts identify tools that could be useful in determining successful SEL programs. The authors conducted an extensive review...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,124
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 01:52

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