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. 

Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation

The National Center for Literacy Education conducted a national survey of educators to examine their experiences with transitioning to the new literacy Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This report provides an overview of the findings from the survey.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 06/05/2014 - 14:30

Focusing on the How: Guidance for School and District Leaders on Supporting Teachers Through the Transition to the Common Core

This paper is designed to help school and district leaders reflect on their efforts to support their teachers' transition to the Common Core and to identify one or two priority areas on which to focus as they  move forward with their implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The paper is...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 06/09/2014 - 12:06

College and Career Ready Standards: What Now?

CSAI Associate Director Joan Herman provided an update on the Common Core State Standards.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 12/20/2013 - 13:59

From the Inside In: An Examination of Common Core Knowledge & Communication in Schools

From the abstract: “In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 11/05/2014 - 11:06

The Case Against Exit Exams

In 2014 states will launch more rigorous, college- and career-ready assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards. As they do so, “they should revisit the stakes on these tests for students and consider eliminating, or modifying, their exit exam policies,” writes Anne Hyslop, author of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 13:54

Common Core State Standards in 2014: Districts’ Perceptions, Progress, and Challenges

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:13

Reform Integration Framework and Resource Guide

This resource provides state and local education agencies with guidance in ways to help educators integrate college- and career-readiness standards, aligned assessments, and educator evaluation and support systems. The Reform Integration Framework helps state and local education leaders a process...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:27

Applying Universal Design to the Common Core

The topic for this segment of Bam! Radio (an all-education radio network that offers programming from top education organizations and leaders) is about Universal Design. Guest Dr. Katie Novak (Title I Director, ELL Director, and Reading coordinator in Chelmsford Public Schools) discusses teacher...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 01/08/2015 - 11:11

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