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. 

The Educator's Guide to Standards Insight: Common Core Standards Unpacked

This is a roadmap to finding the elements in the CCSS that apply to educators. It also includes a tool for schools and teams of teachers to work together to both understand the CCSS and develop curriculum and instruction aligned to the standards.

Number of views: 310
Date created: 10/24/2013 - 11:47

Common Core State Standards and Implications for Special Populations

This policy brief explores the potential impact of the implementation of Common Core State Standards on students with disabilities, Native American students, and English language learners, and gives examples of implementation targeting these populations, followed by recommendations and questions...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 204
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 09:55

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: 159
Date created: 08/26/2014 - 14:55

Toolkit for Evaluating Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards

In joint partnership, CCSSO, Achieve, and Student Achievement Partners have developed a Toolkit for Evaluating the Alignment of Instructional and Assessment Materials to the Common Core State Standards.  The Toolkit is a set of interrelated, freely available instruments for evaluating alignment to...

Number of views: 147
Date created: 10/30/2013 - 13:45

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: 147
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:46

Common Core State Standards Implementation Survey

This online form of California’s Common Core State Standards Implementation Survey lists all the questions asked in the survey. Survey questions are grouped into five categories: general implementation, professional learning, instructional materials, assessment, and communications and outreach. The...

Number of views: 130
Date created: 08/26/2014 - 14:59

Results of President Obama’s Race to the Top

From the Publisher: "This study examines the effects of Obama’s Race to the Top [funding initiative] on education policymaking around the country. The overall findings . . . indicate that Race to the Top had a meaningful impact on the production of education policy across the United States. In its ...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 129
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:03

The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose

To assist states in answering questions on how the Common Core State Standards were developed and why, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) worked with David T. Conley, Co-Chair of the Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, to publish this document.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 115
Date created: 07/18/2014 - 14:08

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