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. 

Against All Odds: Reversing Low Achievement of One School's Native American Students

This article is about Lapwai Elementary School, located on the Nez Perce Reservation in northern Idaho, which serves a K–6 population of 302 students, 84 percent of whom are Native American, and its success in raising student achievement. The article discusses the steps and initiatives that...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 144
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 12:00

Inherent Measurement Challenges in the Next Generation Science Standards for Both Formative and Summative Assessment

The authors of this paper provide an overview of the major challenges associated with assessment of the NGSS, specifically the trade-offs that should be considered when designing a system of assessments. Assessment developers and state policymakers will benefit from this resource as they begin to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 141
Date created: 02/20/2015 - 11:02

Teachers’ Ability to Use Data to Inform Instruction: Challenges and Supports

This report describes an exploratory substudy on teachers’ thinking about data conducted in conjunction with the larger Study of Education Data Systems and Decision Making data collection and the implications of the substudy findings for teacher preparation and support.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 140
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

Education in Indian Country: Obstacles and Opportunity

On most measures of education success, Native American students trail behind every other racial and ethnic student subgroup. This series comprises Education Week’s exploration of the reasons for this situation.  A writer, a photographer, and a videographer from Education Week documented their...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 137
Date created: 09/12/2014 - 12:17

Promising Practices in First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Education: Case Studies of Two Alberta Schools

This report describes two case studies of practices implemented by two schools participating in Alberta (Canada) Education’s School-Community Learning Environment Project. The report provides a literature review of current research in Aboriginal Education, followed by a background section providing...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 133
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:10

Early Language Development Standards

The purpose of the E-ELD standards is to provide a developmentally sound framework for instructing and assessing dual language learners, ages 2.5–5.5 years, which aligns with existing WIDA ELD Standards for Kindergarten through Grade 12 and corresponds to states’ Early Learning Standards. The E-ELD...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 130
Date created: 10/24/2013 - 12:01

Common Core State Standards Implementation Survey

This online form of California’s Common Core State Standards Implementation Survey lists all the questions asked in the survey. Survey questions are grouped into five categories: general implementation, professional learning, instructional materials, assessment, and communications and outreach. The...

Number of views: 130
Date created: 08/26/2014 - 14:59

A Review of the Research Literature on the Influences of Culturally Based Education on the Academic Performance of Native American Students

The purpose of this review is to collect and critically review the research literature on the impact of culturally based education programs (Culturally Based Education) on school performance of American Indian (AI), Alaska Native (AN), and Native Hawaiian children. As directed, the review includes...

Number of views: 128
Date created: 10/06/2014 - 11:20

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