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. 

ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) convened a panel of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate experts to discuss the opportunities and issues around ESSA allowing states to use at least one non-academic measure to monitor their schools’ performance. This resource contains a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 680
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 12:09

STEAM Portal

This website features several helpful resources on integrating STEAM in the classroom. Contents include Tools & Tips, Workshops, Courses, and Certification.

Number of views: 654
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 12:20

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: 653
Date created: 10/11/2016 - 12:19

Appendix A – Conceptual Shifts in the Next Generation Science Standards

Appendix A of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) explains how the NGSS are different from previous science education standards and how they are relfective of the conceptual shifts in science education in the United States.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 652
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 14:06

Resources by Topic - Assessment

For over 20 years, CASEL has been a leading organization in advancing and promoting integrated academic, social, and emotional learning for students from preschool through high school. The CASEL website includes a library of up-to-date resources and tools on social and emotional learning (SEL). The...

Number of views: 651
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 23:40

What Professional Development Strategies Are Needed for Successful Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards?

This resource is a paper presented by Dr. Brian J. Reiser, from Northwestern University, at the Research Symposium on Science Assessment, hosted by the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management (K–12 Center) at ETS, in September 2013 in Washington, DC. It articulates the required...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 649
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 14:37

From STEM to STEAM: Integrating the Arts

In this webinar, educators David Sousa and Tom Pilecki present research on, and strategies for connecting STEM and the arts. The webinar and accompanying slide presentation discussed the need for STEAM in classroom instruction, teacher-tested professional learning strategies for fitting the arts...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 645
Date created: 01/11/2017 - 14:54

Mathematics Model Content Frameworks for Grades 3-11

The PARCC Model Content Frameworks are resources designed to help inform development of PARCC assessments, and support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.  The resource site provides educators with access to the following resources:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 634
Date created: 04/26/2015 - 20:51

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