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. 

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: 262
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:18

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: 260
Date created: 09/01/2015 - 18:05

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: 258
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

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: 254
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

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: 254
Date created: 06/03/2015 - 16:46

Understanding Proficiency

Understanding Proficiency is a resource designed to support educators in analyzing and learning from student work on performance tasks in English language arts and math. The site features actual scored student responses to the Smarter Balanced performance tasks, with annotations from practicing...

Number of views: 253
Date created: 01/14/2016 - 14:54

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: 240
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:36

STEM Immersion Guide

The STEM Immersion Guide is web-based and provides a framework to help educators in Arizona develop STEM programs.

Number of views: 237
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 10:01

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