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. 

Policy Statement on Supporting the Development of Children Who Are Dual Language Learners in Early Childhood Programs

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S.

Number of views: 79
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 13:51

Edutopia - Curriculum Planning

The Edutopia website's page for curriculum planning provides various resources to help educators create year-long instructional plans. Two key resources include the guide for curriculum planning and the series of videos that illustrate different case studies of curriculum planning examples from...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 73
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 12:00

Fostering and Measuring Skills: Improving Cognitive and Non-Cognitive Skills to Promote Lifetime Success

This paper reviews the current literature on measuring and fostering non-cognitive skills. Non-cognitive skills in this paper refer to personal attributes not thought to be measured by IQ or achievement tests (p.13). The term can be used interchangeably with social and emotional learning.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 71
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 18:29

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: 66
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:26

Examining the Use of Language and Literacy Assessments With Young Dual Language Learners

As states and local agencies strive to serve the language and learning needs of dual language learners (DLLs), they may have difficulty since little is known about effective assessment practices for young DLLs. To gain accurate and useful information about DLLs, agencies must first have a procedure...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 62
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:35

Assessment (Chapter 8 of the English Language Arts/English Language Development Framework for California Public Schools)

From the introduction: "This chapter describes the scope of assessment and its skilled use to support student achievement of the CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy and the CA ELD Standards - and ultimately the overarching goals of ELA/literacy instruction: students develop the readiness for college, careers...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 61
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:07

All In! How Educators Can Advocate for English Language Learners

This resource provides information on why it is important to advocate for English language learners (ELLs) and how to go about it. It is organized in four sections. Why advocate for English language learners? Advocacy in action Curriculum access and language rights Educator training and preparation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 55
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:09

Building Your Roadmap to 21st Century Learning Environments: A Planning Tool for Education Leaders

From the Introduction: "Building Your Roadmap for 21st Century Learning Environments is a planning framework intended to bridge the gap between the prescriptive and holistic approaches to 21st century learning. The roadmap highlights the major milestones school districts must achieve, and provides...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 55
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:08