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. 

READi (Reading, Evidence, and Argumentation in Disciplinary Instruction)

This resource highlights the work of the Strategic Literacy Initiative at WestEd, and its correlation to the goals and vision of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), through a collaborative study with the University of Illinois at Chicago and others from 2010–2015.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 106
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 11:47

Next Generation Science Standards Webinars-GLOBE

This resource is an online gateway into the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, providing specific support for educators on the alignment and implementation of the standards using GLOBE.

Type: Service
Number of views: 105
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 13:04

Cinderella: Learning About Genre

In this video, the teacher discusses the hands-on way she tackles teaching the concept of genre with her students and how that plays a part in her lesson planning. She offers graphic organizers and charts to support student learning, hands-on opportunities to interact with a variety of book, and ...

Number of views: 105
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 15:56

Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

This primer argues that effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college- and career-ready standards. It explains what formative assessment is, how it works in practice, and why it is critically important in fostering powerful pedagogy and 21st-century...

Number of views: 103
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Promoting STEM Career Interest in the Classroom: An Exploratory Study Linking Teacher Professional Development with Changes in Teaching Practices

This resource highlights a study within Innovative Technology Experiences for Students and Teachers (ITEST), a program solicitation from the National Science Foundation. The ITEST program funds foundational and applied research projects addressing the development, implementation, and dissemination...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 103
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 11:32

Building Common Core Skills: Beyond “Turn and Talk”

Many teachers rely on Turn and Talks or Think-Pair-Shares. These are great methods, but how can you build on them to prepare students for the demands of more complicated conversations? This resource provides a process (discussion norms, steps, video examples, and sentence starters) for building...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 102
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:23

Teacher Professional Development Rationales and Resources on How to Meet the Language Demands of New College- and Career-Ready Standards

Newly-adopted college- and career-ready standards and accountability requirements will oblige teachers to increase emphases on deeper learning activities. As the cognitive levels of academic activities increase in complexity and abstraction, the sophistication of the language that students will...

Number of views: 101
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 12:57

Student Learning Objective (SLO) Toolkit

The Student Learning Objective (SLO) Toolkit, developed by the Center for Assessment, is intended to help educators develop quality SLOs. The Toolkit consists of an introductory video, Powerpoint presentation, templates, examples, informational documents, and supporting materials.  One component of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 100
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:20

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