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. 

Indigenous Students and Literacy and Numeracy: What Does the Research Say?

From the Publisher: "[Australian] Indigenous students typically achieve at significantly lower levels than non-Indigenous students by the time they reach year 3. This article reports on the findings of a longitudinal study conducted by the Australian Council for Educational Research called the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 44
Date created: 09/29/2015 - 15:54


Taken from the original website: "Calisphere is a gateway to digital collections from California's great libraries, archives, and museums. Discover over 400,000 images, texts, and recordings—and counting."

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 44
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:57

Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension

"Internet Inquiry: Fundamental Competencies for Online Comprehension" by Drs. Tara Kingsley and Susan Tancock is an article in The Reading Teacher. The authors present four competencies for conducting research online: generating a question to guide inquiry, searching for information online,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 42
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 12:00

Teachers: Library of Congress

Taken from the original website: "The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching."

Number of views: 40
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:01

How Does Data Management Impact Practitioner Decision Making?: Illustrations from Three Case Studies

In this 28-page publication, the authors present a general model for data collection and analysis that had been implemented into a number of charter schools. The first step is to collect data that are complete, valid, and reliable. The second step is to develop descriptive tools to use the data,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 37
Date created: 02/01/2016 - 18:52

Teaching Content to English Learners in the Era of the Common Core Standards

What are instructional implications for College and Career Ready Standards, such as the Common Core, on English learners (ELs) and their teachers? This question is addressed in an essay by researchers from ETS. R&D Connections, a publication series from ETS Research & Development, examines...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 36
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:14

Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading

This non-regulatory guidance has been released to guide use of Title II, Part A funding to more effectively attract, select, place, support, and retain excellent educators. In this guidance document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines strategies and examples of how states' Title II, Part A...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 33
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:48

Teaching Information Literacy Skills

"Teaching Information Literacy Skills" is an article on the Reading Rockets website. The article provides a definition of information literacy, and offers suggestions for teaching aspects of information literacy.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 30
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:53