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. 

Resources for STEAM

This webpage provides information, examples, and tools that help educators incorporate arts, design, and the humanities into STEM-based activities. The site is organized into the following topics: the benefits of STEAM; project-based learning and STEAM; STEAM programs, activities, and project ideas...

Number of views: 2,577
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:41

SEL Assess Resources

The University of British Columbia (UBC), with the support of the Edith Lando Charitable Foundation, has created a "Social & Emotional Learning Resource Finder," a searchable collection of SEL resources for educators and adults who work with students. Within this site, there is a curated...

Number of views: 2,480
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 18:48

STEAM Georgia: Guiding Document for STEAM Certification

Georgia Department of Education provides STEAM certifications to whole schools or programs within schools. This guidance document provides definitions to help schools understand what is included in a STEAM education. The STEAM Georgia webpage, where this document is housed, includes other helpful...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 2,211
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:42

Building Blocks, Learning Goals, and Success Criteria: Planning Instruction and Formative Assessment for K–12 English Language Arts and Literacy Standards

This resource assists teachers in moving from a Yearlong Plan to establishing Learning Goals and Success Criteria for daily lesson plans and formative assessment. This resource is applicable to all states' CCRS, including the CCSS. It is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and...

Number of views: 2,013
Date created: 09/17/2014 - 10:57

Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors

PARCC's Mathematics Performance Level Descriptors (PLDs) describe performance expectations for the four assessment sub-claims: major content additional and supporting content reasoning modeling What differentiates current PLDs from those in the past is that current PLDs were developed in...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,902
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 22:33

Achievement Level Descriptors

The Smarter Balanced Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) describe four levels of achievement (1-4) across three grade spans: 3-5, 6-8, and High School. The descriptors are organized in two tables, one for English language arts/literacy and the other for mathematics. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,800
Date created: 04/21/2016 - 18:22

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

  Edutopia has curated three collections related to STEAM: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education. These collections contain resources on integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) and on infusing the arts to transform STEM into STEAM. These collections will help teachers plan...

Number of views: 1,759
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 13:55

Prose Constructed Response Tasks and Generic Writing Rubrics

PARCC has made available a series of resources that provide support with understanding: scoring of assessment tasks use of score criteria to support CCSS-aligned instruction The resources include the following documents:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,633
Date created: 04/28/2015 - 23:24

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