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. 

Planned Language Approach (PLA) for Early Childhood Programs

The Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a research-based system of services within an early childhood program designed to ensure high-quality, effective language and literacy instruction for dual language learners (DLLs) and children who speak only English.  This website provides guides,...

Number of views: 376
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:45

Seeds of Science Roots of Reading

The Learning Design Group of the Lawrence Hall of Science, co-directed by Dr. Jacqueline Barber and Dr. David Pearson, is a research-based curriculum development project for educational K-8 science programs that offers 33 effective strategies on how to incorporate science text into the classroom....

Number of views: 365
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 12:54

Instructional Materials Evaluation Toolkit (IMET) - Math

This tool is designed to evaluate comprehensive math curricula (including supplemental materials) for grades K–12 to determine alignment with the Common Core State Standards in mathematics. The IMET can be used as a guide both in vetting existing curricula and in developing new programs.

Number of views: 364
Date created: 06/03/2015 - 18:27

Newsela

Taken from the original website: "Newsela builds reading comprehension through leveled articles, real-time assessments and actionable insights."

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 345
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:58

Scaffolding Instruction for English Language Learners: Resource Guides for English Language Arts and Mathematics

These resource guides provide information to educators on how to incorporate scaffolds into lesson plans for English language learner (ELL) students. The guides—one in ELA and one in math—were developed by national experts in ELL instruction for the EngageNY curriculum. The scaffolds are based on...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 340
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:22

Handbook for Culturally Responsive Science Curriculum

This handbook presents an overview of culturally responsive Alaska Native science curriculum, including vignettes and samples of classroom lessons. The author describes ways in which existing learning models can be modified to include Alaskan Native methods for teaching and learning, with...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 333
Date created: 04/28/2016 - 13:06

What We Know About Critical Thinking (4Cs Research Series)

This research brief is one in a series of briefs and annotated bibliographies on key aspects of conceptualizing, developing, and assessing the "4Cs" (Creativity, Critical Thinking, Collaboration, and Communication). Each brief starts with an overview of key conceptual issues related to the 4Cs....

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 311
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:18

Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian

Taken from the original website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities."

Number of views: 305
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

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