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. 

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Spotlights

The purpose of this document is to help facilitate ongoing networking between states, districts, educators, and parents. The state spotlights are also intended to be a quick reference document to support the sharing of innovative practices and lessons learned. Examples were chosen based on quality...

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Date created: 02/25/2014 - 10:53


This resource is an online visual dictionary that combines Wiktionary content with Flickr images.

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Date created: 07/30/2014 - 10:08

New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Boards of Education

From the Publisher: "This document consists of a self-assessment matrix—a Standards Readiness Assessment—as well as guidance and explanations that SBE (state board of education) members can use interactively to help determine their state’s overall readiness to adopt and implement science standards...

Type: Guidance
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Date created: 06/02/2015 - 16:00

Common Core Professional Development Kit

This kit is designed to help school network teams prepare teachers and administrators for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The kit contains a facilitation guide and a full day presentation (including talking points) to provide participants with a clear understanding of the...

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Date created: 04/07/2014 - 09:40

Primary Sources: Update: Teachers' Views on Common Core State Standards

This report is a follow-up to the third edition of the Primary Sources survey of America’s teachers. In the third edition of Primary Sources, over 20,000 pre-K through grade 12 public school teachers responded to a survey to share their perspectives on issues important to their profession,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:10

Common Core Goes to College: Building Better Connections between High School and Higher Education

In this report published by New America, Tepe describes the current landscape of higher education policies and practices that prevent clear alignment between colleges and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Tepe analyzed state and institution policies within higher education and examined the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 12
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:58

Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development: What Does High-Quality, Common Core-Aligned Professional Development Look Like?

Education First has prepared a series of briefs called Common Core State Standards & the Transformation of Professional Development to help policymakers and educators understand the professional development teachers need that meets a high bar for quality and impact called for by the new...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:08

Wikimedia Commons

This resource is a database of 40 million+ freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute.

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Date created: 07/30/2014 - 11:58