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. 

Academic Word List (AWL) Highlighter

The main purpose of this website is to help students expand their academic vocabulary using the Academic Word List (AWL). However, teachers can also use this online tool to help identify academic vocabulary words in instructional text. The AWL, created by Dr. Averil Coxhead, consists of the 570...

Number of views: 3,575
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:12

Web Alignment Tool

Using Norman Webb’s depth-of-knowledge (DOK) levels, the Web Alignment Tool (WAT) is a web-based application that automates the process of aligning state education standards with standardized tests. This tool makes it possible to gauge the alignment between the standards and the assessment based on...

Number of views: 820
Date created: 12/01/2015 - 16:07

High Yield Routines for Grades K–8

High-Yield Routines for Grades K–8, released by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), is a book that presents diverse mathematical routines recommended for use at a variety of grade levels and with a variety of mathematical content. The book also includes ideas for infusing...

Number of views: 516
Date created: 11/21/2013 - 11:14

Next Generation Science Standards Web Seminar Series - By Grade Level

*/ /*-->*/ The National Science Teachers Association Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Web Seminar Series offers to the public archives of webinars done "live" between the spring of 2012 and early 2015. This tool provides support for educators to increase their understanding of the...

Number of views: 456
Date created: 03/09/2015 - 16:09

Assessment Tools For Professional Development

Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) is a professional science organization whose members have direct accountability to the government agencies given the constitutional authority for education. Through their website, CSSS has compiled a list of evaluation tools related to professional...

Number of views: 299
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 13:15

The Educator's Guide to Standards Insight: Common Core Standards Unpacked

This is a roadmap to finding the elements in the CCSS that apply to educators. It also includes a tool for schools and teams of teachers to work together to both understand the CCSS and develop curriculum and instruction aligned to the standards.

Number of views: 285
Date created: 10/24/2013 - 11:47

EQuIP Rubric for Lessons & Units: Science

The Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP) Rubric for science supports educators conducting in-depth evaluations of the quality of lessons and units that appear in published materials or are educator-created. The EQuIP Rubric for science extends the work of previous...

Number of views: 255
Date created: 06/04/2015 - 14:06

The Aboriginal Education K–12 Resource Guide, Volume 2

This Australian document provides guidelines for selecting and using aboriginal resources in K–12 classrooms, as wells as reviews of many potential resources. The guidelines in particular may be of interest to educators in the United States, and teachers may find the reviewed resources useful....

Number of views: 235
Date created: 08/13/2014 - 11:14

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