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. 

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2019

Every year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hosts the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA). This year’s conference, held June 24–26 in Orlando, focused on the theme Measure What Matters and Create Accountability for Equity, with the explicit goal of “giving states a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 229
Date created: 07/19/2019 - 11:01

Proceedings of the 1% Cap National Convening: Supporting States in Implementing ESSA’s 1% State-level Cap on Participation of Students in the AA-AAAS

More than 200 individuals gathered in Boston, MA on October 18 and 19, 2018 for the 1% Cap National Convening. The purpose of the 1% Cap National Convening was to support states as they work with local education agencies to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement of a 1% cap on...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 191
Date created: 02/05/2019 - 14:00

Reading Across Texts: A Resource for Planning Multiple-Source Comprehension Tasks

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 189
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 11:43

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2016

At CCSSO's 2016 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Co-Directors Andy Latham and Deborah Sigman, Associate Director Joan Herman, and Content Advisor Margaret Heritage presented on topics related to assessment and accountability policy. Their presentations are found below. For...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 178
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 14:10

States' Content Standards Revision Processes

As states examine efforts to ensure college and career readiness for all students, review and possible revision of their content standards may be part of these efforts. Based on questions CSAI has received regarding how states undergo the process of revising content standards, a report was created...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 156
Date created: 12/09/2016 - 09:47

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 4 Studying the Learning Progressions of the Mathematics and ELA & Literacy CCSS

Reviewing the standards across grade levels (e.g., from K-12) can help teachers gain a broader sense of the progression of learning that occurs as students become more sophisticated in their understanding of a particular concept or skill described in a standard. Use Worksheet #4, accessible here...

Number of views: 155
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:17

Making Connections

The Making Connections template helps teachers to study the standards as learning progressions and to identify connections between the standards.

Number of views: 151
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:03

Long Term Goals-Math Yearlong Plan

This tool is designed to be used in tandem with the Gazette and helps teachers arrange the CCRS in math into a yearlong sequence of learning.

Number of views: 150
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 13:43