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. 

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: 11
Date created: 01/08/2015 - 11:11

Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers

How is implementation of the Common Core State Standards going? This report, by Education First and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, explores four “early implementer” school districts to examine how educators are putting higher standards into practice. The study looked at district, school, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 13:35

New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Boards of Education

From the Publisher: "This document consists of a self-assessment matrix—a Standards Readiness Assessment—as well as guidance and explanations that SBE (state board of education) members can use interactively to help determine their state’s overall readiness to adopt and implement science standards...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 11
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 16:00

Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales: Results From the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

From the report summary: "This report, the fifth in the series, maps state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales by using state public school data for the 2012–13 school year and the 2013 NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics for grades 4 and 8. The report also includes analyses of the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:26

KSDE Lesson Planning PowerPoint, Day 1

PowerPoint slides for training workshop at KSDE, August 1-2, 2016.

Number of views: 11
Date created: 08/15/2016 - 14:11

Dear Colleague Letter on Per-Pupil Expenditures - June 28, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education released this letter to inform state and local education agencies that an additional year will be granted to implement per-pupil expenditure information on annual report cards. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 07/14/2017 - 15:54

Guide to Completing Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

The U.S. Department of Education has released this crosswalk document that outlines the differences between the updated state plan template and the new revised template. This crosswalk identifies which of the new template items correspond to which state plan requirement, with comparisons to items...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:25

In Native Schools, Hope and Fears about New Nationwide Standards

The gap between how Native American students and white students perform academically is the widest in the country based on test scores, graduation rates and college enrollments. This article explores the potential impact of the Common Core state standards on Native American students and schools,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 09:13

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