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. 

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: 15
Date created: 10/04/2019 - 12:09

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: 291
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: 246
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: 184
Date created: 04/09/2018 - 17:13

Leveraging Mindset Science to Design Educational Environments That Nurture People's Natural Drive to Learn

To address the important role of student motivation in the learning process, this brief provides an overview of students' mindsets related to learning and school-related beliefs. The brief addresses how student mindsets impact their sense of competence, connections to others, and persistence in...

Number of views: 71
Date created: 01/12/2018 - 12:09

Consolidated State Plan Peer Review Process Webinar

The U.S. Department of Education held this webinar to share information on the peer review process for the Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plans. The slides provide information on the peer review timeline, process, and review criteria. Also included is information on how the...

Number of views: 16
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 17:00

Revised Consolidated State Plan Template Webinar

With the release of the updated Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template, the U.S. Department of Education held a webinar to provide an overview of the template and its requirements. Included are requirements and due dates for state plan submission. These slides provide a...

Number of views: 8
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 16:47

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: 112
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20