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. 

Newcomer Tool Kit

This tool kit is designed to support educators and school staff in implementing and improving programs for immigrant students, including asylees, refugees, and their families. The stated goals of this resource are to help teachers, school leaders, and school site personnel expand opportunities for...

Number of views: 865
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 12:19

"Welcome Kit" for New ELLs

This article is written from an educator’s perspective and provides practical suggestions, and additional resource links, for creating materials to welcome newcomer English learner students into school settings. Included is a checklist of materials and resources to include in a welcome kit, as well...

Number of views: 567
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 11:47

How to Support ELL Students with Interrupted Formal Education (SIFEs)

This article is written to inform educators about the challenges and unique needs of students with interrupted formal education, a group which can also include newcomer English learners.  The authors define the population of students with interrupted formal education, discuss what makes these...

Number of views: 382
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:30

Planned Language Approach (PLA) for Early Childhood Programs

The Planned Language Approach (PLA) is a research-based system of services within an early childhood program designed to ensure high-quality, effective language and literacy instruction for dual language learners (DLLs) and children who speak only English.  This website provides guides,...

Number of views: 353
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:45

Helping Newcomers Succeed Through Effective Programs and Practices

For teachers and newcomer program leaders who are designing and implementing newcomer programs, this video and accompanying materials offer the most current guidance on program development including program design options, support services needed, and thinking around determinations of entrance and...

Number of views: 304
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:28

Cognitive Loading in Three-Dimensional NGSS Assessment Knowledge, Skills, and Know-How

This white paper, developed in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Education, presents a new model for evaluating the cognitive ranges of large-scale assessment specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Number of views: 294
Date created: 06/25/2019 - 09:45

Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian

Taken from the original website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities."

Number of views: 261
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

Using K-­2 Summative Assessments to Improve Third Grade Outcomes Webinar and Presentation

CSAI recently presented to Early Childhood, Assessment, and Accountability staff from seven states at the request of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) as a professional learning event for their Early Childhood Community of Practice.  Through this presentation, CSAI addressed the following...

Number of views: 258
Date created: 05/13/2019 - 10:42

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