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. 

Addressing Disciplinary Literacy Knowledge in the Common Core State Standards

This article from the Illinois Reading Council discusses the connections between Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and disciplinary literacy. Although related, disciplinary literacy and content area literacy differ in purpose and substance. Inquiry is at the heart of practices in disciplinary...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 233
Date created: 08/05/2015 - 15:12

Academic Language and ELLs: What Teachers Need to Know

From the website: "This article written by Colorín Colorado Manager Lydia Breiseth helps educators understand the role that academic language plays in their classrooms and in ELL student success. The article also includes information on social vs. academic language, as well as numerous examples of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 226
Date created: 12/01/2015 - 16:08

Uncommonly Engaging? A Review of the EngageNY English Language Arts Common Core Curriculum

This resource reports on a review of the EngageNY ELA curriculum. It asks the questions, "Is it a high-quality product? Is it well aligned to the Common Core? Is it teachable?" It provides an in-depth review of EngageNY’s alignment to the CCSS ELA standards by grade band along the following...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 219
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:38

Instructional Practice Guide: Lesson Planning - ELA

The Lesson Planning Tool (digital version only) guides teachers through a series of prompts about lesson content, structure, and activities to ensure that the shifts required by the CCSS are central to the lesson. English language arts teachers will be guided through the process of creating a close...

Number of views: 219
Date created: 07/28/2015 - 11:44

Attributes of Effective Formative Assessment

From the resource: "This document presents the definition of formative assessment and identifies and explains the five attributes of effective formative assessment. One key feature of this definition is its requirement that formative assessment be regarded as a process rather than a particular kind...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 213
Date created: 08/05/2015 - 16:21

Menu of Possible Interventions for Native American Students: Guidance, Practices, Programs, Strategies and Resources

As suggested by its title, this resource covers a broad number of methods and tools for supporting Native American student learning, including research-based support systems, effective teaching strategies, links to national and state Native American programs/initiatives, and links to miscellaneous...

Number of views: 212
Date created: 04/01/2015 - 14:21

The Learning Activation Lab: Tools

The Learning Activation Lab is a national research and design group that seeks to learn and demonstrate ways to activate and engage children in learning and innovation in science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics.

Number of views: 204
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 17:59

What We Know About Creativity (4Cs Research Series)

From the introduction: "Creativity is widely acknowledged to be a key 21st century skill, and it is included in many countries’ lists of desired college and career-ready outcomes for students...The well-documented, shifting global paradigm from manufacturing to knowledge-based to innovation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 203
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:06

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