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. 

Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPAs): Policy Considerations for Meaningful Accountability

Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPAs) are instructional content-area units designed for consistency between what is taught, assessed, and how teachers are prepared. CEPAs combine elements of formative assessment and performance assessments to promote deeper learning outcomes. CEPAs...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 700
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:07

Assessment for the Next Generation Science Standards

This web seminar, produced by the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), features presenters Joan Herman, Co-Director Emeritus of the National Center for Research on Evaluation, Standards, and Student Testing (CRESST) at UCLA, and Nancy Butler Songer, Professor of Science Education and...

Number of views: 689
Date created: 02/19/2015 - 21:47

Mathematics Model Content Frameworks for Grades 3-11

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks are resources designed to help inform development of PARCC assessments, and support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  The resource site provides educators with access to the following resources:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 672
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 20:51

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

The Ready to Assess toolkit is a suite of three resources that help school and district educators consider and select assessments on social and emotional learning (SEL). The toolkit includes the following:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 669
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:19

Measuring the Monitoring Progress K-12 STEM Education Indicators: A Road Map

This roadmap provides information for measuring and reporting on the 14 STEM Education Indicators as described by the National Research Council’s report on monitoring successful science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) K-12 programs. SRI’s roadmap summarizes available data on each...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 660
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 16:10

Lessons from the Data Wise Project: Three Habits of Mind for Building a Collaborative Culture

Drawing from their Data Wise book, the authors say that a key lesson in their years of data use work is that they still "need to make the case that educators should engage in the [data use] process collaboratively, treating Data Wise not as a program to implement but, rather, as a means of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 642
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:56

Major Provisions of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Related to the Education of English Learners

The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) commissioned the Penn Hill Group to develop this resource that should benefit states as they begin implementation of ESSA. "The purpose of this document is to describe the major provisions of the recently enacted Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 578
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 13:25

Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprint

The Mathematics Blueprint provides an overview to the types and content of items and tasks that will appear on the Smarter Balanced student test forms. The document starts with a blueprint overview, by claim, for each of grade levels 3-5, 6-8 and 11. Initial charts show the major content categories...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 507
Date created: 03/26/2015 - 18:16

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