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. 

Assessment Literacy: Making Sense of K-12 Assessment for Learning

AssessmentLiteracy.org is a website created as part of an assessment literacy initiative sponsored by Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA). The website provides information and guidance to educators and professional development providers about the purposes of assessment, the components of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 756
Date created: 11/05/2015 - 18:20

Appendix A – Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards

Appendix A of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) explains how the NGSS are different from previous science education standards and how they are relfective of the conceptual shifts in science education in the United States.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 714
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 14:06

Mathematics Model Content Frameworks for Grades 3-11

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks are resources designed to help inform development of PARCC assessments, and support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  The resource site provides educators with access to the following resources:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 710
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 20:51

Are You Ready to Assess Social and Emotional Development?

The Ready to Assess toolkit is a suite of three resources that help school and district educators consider and select assessments on social and emotional learning (SEL). The toolkit includes the following:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 702
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 13:19

Principles of Effective Instruction for English Learners

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) developed a set of seven principles of effective instruction for English learners (ELs). These principles are based on research on ELs and CAL’s extensive experience working with EL students and their teachers. CAL uses these principles to guide professional...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 657
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:50

"Welcome Kit" for New ELLs

This article is written from an educator’s perspective and provides practical suggestions, and additional resource links, for creating materials to welcome newcomer English learner students into school settings. Included is a checklist of materials and resources to include in a welcome kit, as well...

Number of views: 624
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 11:47

Mathematics Summative Assessment Blueprint

The Mathematics Blueprint provides an overview to the types and content of items and tasks that will appear on the Smarter Balanced student test forms. The document starts with a blueprint overview, by claim, for each of grade levels 3-5, 6-8 and 11. Initial charts show the major content categories...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 533
Date created: 03/26/2015 - 18:16

Standards for the 21st-Century Learner

The American Association of School Librarians (AASL) developed Standards for the 21st-Century Learner to guide school library curricula and programs. The document presents nine common beliefs about learning, information, and access (e.g., "The continuing expansion of information demands that all...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 511
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 15:46

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