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. 

Achieving with Data: How High-performing School Systems use Data to Improve Instruction for Elementary Students

This report is the second in a three-part research effort to investigate the prevalence of performance-driven practices in urban school districts across the country. The study captures the details of data-driven instructional decision making at the classroom, school, and system levels in two urban...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 2,217
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

What works? Explorations in improving outcomes for Indigenous students

In December 1997, Australia launched a series of Strategic Results Projects (SRPs) designed to explore methods for improving outcomes of aboriginal students. This major report summarizes results from more than 80 funded projects focusing on one or more of the following priorities: educational...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 346
Date created: 12/30/2014 - 14:11

CCSS Systems Implementation Guide

The California Department of Education’s online CCSS Systems Implementation Guide was developed to support local education agencies (LEAs) in developing their own local plan for CCSS implementation, based on local needs and resources. The online guide is organized into seven guiding strategies,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 156
Date created: 08/26/2014 - 14:55

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts

This tool by Achieve allows districts leaders to inventory their assessments and assessment strategies from a student perspective.

Number of views: 146
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:46

Against All Odds: Reversing Low Achievement of One School's Native American Students

This article is about Lapwai Elementary School, located on the Nez Perce Reservation in northern Idaho, which serves a K–6 population of 302 students, 84 percent of whom are Native American, and its success in raising student achievement. The article discusses the steps and initiatives that...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 144
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 12:00

Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

This report describes an exploratory substudy on teachers’ thinking about data conducted in conjunction with the larger Study of Education Data Systems and Decision Making data collection and the implications of the substudy findings for teacher preparation and support.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 140
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

Promising Practices in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education: Case Studies of Two Alberta Schools

This report describes two case studies of practices implemented by two schools participating in Alberta (Canada) Education’s School-Community Learning Environment Project. The report provides a literature review of current research in Aboriginal Education, followed by a background section providing...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 133
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:10

Early Language Development Standards

The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for instructing and assessing dual language learners, ages 2.5–5.5 years, which aligns with existing WIDA ELD Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and corresponds to states’ Early Learning Standards. The E-ELD...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 130
Date created: 10/24/2013 - 12:01

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