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. 

Online Reading Comprehension Assessments

Online Reading Comprehension Assessments (ORCA) are tests of students' abilities to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and communicate information that they read online. Funded by a grant from the Institute for Education Sciences, the ORCA Project was a five-year research project to create, study, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,295
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:34

Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The First Amendment and the Women's Suffrage Movement

"Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The First Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement" is a media literacy lesson plan available on the Newseum website. Written for middle and high school students, the lesson focuses on persuasion and involves historical documents related to the women's...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 61
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:16

Developing Citizenship through Rhetorical Analysis

"Developing Citizenship Through Rhetorical Analysis" is a lesson plan available on the ReadWriteThink website that aims to teach students to identify and analyze rhetorical strategies. Intended for students in grades 6-8, the six 50-minute sessions involve: introducing rhetorical strategies used in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:01

Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation

"Hoax or No Hoax? Strategies for Online Comprehension and Evaluation" is a lesson available on the ReadWriteThink website. Over a series of four 60-minute sessions, the lesson presents an instructional plan for teaching strategies in a cycle of planning, predicting, monitoring, and evaluating...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 47
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:00

The New Literacies

"The New Literacies" is an article on the Reading Rockets website. The article describes the need to teach students specific strategies and skills for reading on the Internet, describes instructional models being studied by the New Literacies Research Lab at the University of Connecticut, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:59

Understanding the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension

"Understanding the New Literacies of Online Reading Comprehension" is a curated collection of resources to support educators' professional learning about online reading comprehension skills and strategies--both how to assess and how to teach these skills and strategies. Researchers at the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:58

New Literacies of the Internet

"New Literacies on the Internet" is a free, online professional development workshop from the Annenberg Foundation. It is part of a professional development strand focused on teaching reading in grades 3-5. The workshop features Dr. Donald Leu, Professor of Education at the University of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:57

Teaching Information Literacy Skills

"Teaching Information Literacy Skills" is an article on the Reading Rockets website. The article provides a definition of information literacy, and offers suggestions for teaching aspects of information literacy.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:53

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