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. 

Freedom to Talk

Stanford University Professor Kenji Hakuta and his son Luis are the creators of Freedom to Talk, a short video about the civil rights movement and English Language Learners (ELLs). Hakuta narrates the history of how the principles of civil rights are extended to today’s new state academic content,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 250
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:05

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: 249
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 12:54

ELA/Literacy Grade-Level Instructional Materials Evaluation Tool-Quality Review (GIMET-QR)

The GIMET-QR is a tool designed by the Council of the Great City Schools to support educators in evaluating the quality of instructional materials available and making evidence-based selection decisions about the suitability of instructional materials under consideration. The tool is organized into...

Number of views: 246
Date created: 06/03/2015 - 16:46

High School Graduation Requirements in a Time of College and Career Readiness

Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 245
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

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: 236
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

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: 228
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:18

MDC Introductory Guide to Formative Assessment Workshop

The Mathematics Design Collaborative (MDC) provides instructional tools and professional support services meant to help teachers collect ongoing and immediate evidence of student learning. The instructional tools include formative assessment lessons (FALs), known as Classroom Challenges, as well as...

Number of views: 219
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 12:26

ELLs and Academic Conversations

Oakland Unified School District, the Teaching Channel, and Stanford University’s Understanding Language Group have collaborated in this three-part series on English language learners (ELLs) and academic conversations. Teachers create classroom structures that encourage students to talk to and learn...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 215
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:36

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