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. 

Effective Standards-Based Practices for Native American Students: A Review of Research Literature

From the report abstract: "Research and related literature were reviewed to summarize evidence on the effectiveness of different instructional practices for helping Native American students meet standards. In English language arts, 16 reports were reviewed. In mathematics, 8 reports were reviewed....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 136
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 11:19

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

Get Ready for NextGen Science

This article, written by a district administrator in 2013, brings to light the innovative nature of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and what it means in terms of responding, as an administrator, to the expectations of the NGSS, impressing the need to respond with support in light of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 130
Date created: 03/03/2015 - 11:38

The Common Core State Standards: Insight into Their Development and Purpose

To assist states in answering questions on how the Common Core State Standards were developed and why, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) worked with David T. Conley, Co-Chair of the Validation Committee for the Common Core State Standards Initiative, to publish this document.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 128
Date created: 07/18/2014 - 14:08

Guide to Evaluating Assessments Using the CCSSO Criteria for High Quality Assessments: Focus on Test Content

Because the results from state assessments are often used for high stakes purposes, it is important that the assessments themselves are of high quality. In this publication, the authors propose a methodology for evaluating state assessments for summative purposes. They describe their methodology...

Number of views: 127
Date created: 02/24/2016 - 17:23

Revitalising Indigenous Languages in Homogenising Times

This article details data from three well-documented American Indian language immersion programs—Hawaiian, Keres (Pueblo), and Navajo—and from an ongoing large comparative study of language shift/retention in six Indian school-community sites. The data suggest that immersion schooling serves the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 124
Date created: 08/18/2014 - 10:07

Considerations for State Leaders in the Design of School Accountability Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act

The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) differs significantly from its predecessor, known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The new ESSA provides only a narrow timeline for states to adjust their accountability systems. This publication provides initial guidance for this adjustment...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 123
Date created: 02/29/2016 - 11:46

Four Hundred Years of Evidence: Culture, Pedagogy, and Native America

Drawing from several major historical Native American education successes, Professor Roland Tharp proposes and supports seven "Standards for Effective Pedagogy" that are applicable to all students, not just Native American students. The standards are: 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 122
Date created: 03/31/2015 - 14:41

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