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. 

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: 31
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:57

State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Timeline and Approach to Standards and Assessments

The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting a multi-year study of how 14 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards. The topic of this report (one of the six benchmarking reports on CCSS implementation progress in 14 states) is Timeline and Approach to Standards and Assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 09/18/2014 - 11:38

Transition Planning for Next-Generation Assessments

This resource is a seven-page checklist for helping states plan and implement technology-based assessments. Users of this guide should be sure to read its companion piece, Considerations for Next-Generation Assessments: A Roadmap to 2014.

Number of views: 26
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:06

Education Week: Spotlight on Assessment Website

The Education Week Spotlight on Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by Education Week editors including the following topics: classroom evidence of learning, formative assessment, computer-adaptive testing, the promises and challenges of open-ended test items, and the debate over...

Number of views: 26
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

Issue Paper 1: Computer-Adaptive Tests (Updated for Session 2)

Based on discussion from the first negotiated rulemaking committee session, this paper provides updated suggested regulatory language regarding computer-adaptive testing. This updated language provides suggestion regulations that ensure requirements for content standards and alternate assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:28

Issue Paper 1: Computer-Adaptive Tests

This issue paper describes computer-adaptive tests (CATs) and their potential uses, as well as concerns associated with CAT use. Included is draft regulatory language and CAT use questions that will be discussed by the negotiated rulemaking committee.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 25
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 12:50

Coming Together to Raise Achievement: New Assessment for the Common Core State Standards

This newly updated and final edition of Coming together to Raise Achievement provides consortia-approved summaries of the ongoing work of all the assessment consortia: comprehensive assessment (PARCC and Smarter Balanced), alternative assessment (DLM and NCSC), and English language proficiency...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 25
Date created: 06/09/2014 - 12:12

Moving Beyond the Mainstream: Helping Diverse Learners Master the Common Core

This special issue of Education Week looks at the challenges that educators face in adapting the Common Core State Standards for students with disabilities, English Language Learners, and gifted students. Articles include the implementation of the CCSS by teachers and schools, collaboration between...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 12/17/2013 - 10:19

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