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. 

NGSS District Implementation Indicators

As districts implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this tool can be valuable to identify signifiers of successful NGSS adoption. This tool identifies 13 important indicators of successful NGSS adoption, broken into three broad categories: foundational strategies, essential...

Number of views: 94
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 09:27

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

State Plan Peer Review Criteria

The U.S. Department of Education released peer review criteria for each section of the Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan. This review criteria is designed to support states in developing a consolidated state plan for the sections that will be peer reviewed, and provide guidance for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 16:28

State Standards for Information, Media, and Digital Literacy

The following states have adopted specific learning standards related to information, digital, and media literacy. Arizona Educational Technology Standard Arkansas Library Media Curriculum Framework California

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 796
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 10:44

Foundations for Young Adult Success: A Developmental Framework

There is a growing recognition that strong academic skills alone are not enough for young people to become successful adults, and this comprehensive report offers wide-ranging evidence to show that what young people need to develop from preschool to young adulthood to succeed in college and career...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 119
Date created: 03/28/2017 - 06:26

Outcomes Beyond Test Scores—What Is Social-Emotional Learning?

From the executive summary: “Social-emotional learning (SEL) involves how students think and feel about themselves, get along with others, and regulate their attention and behavior. SEL plays an important role in students’ school and life outcomes. Although SEL may be disrupted under conditions of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 219
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 23:31

Set for Success: Building a Strong Foundation for School Readiness Based on the Social-Emotional Development of Young Children

This document, from the Kauffman Early Education Exchange, provides an in-depth look at the research, practice, and policy in social and emotional learning that can best prepare young children and their families for school success. The document contains six fully commissioned papers that highlight...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 60
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:26