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. 

NGSS Sample Classroom Assessments Tasks

This resource offers a collection of sample classroom tasks blending content, practices, and concepts from both the NGSS and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Teachers across the disciplines collaborated to write tasks, which reflect a vision of integrating science, engineering, and...

Number of views: 5,570
Date created: 02/28/2015 - 20:54

Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning

"Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Civic Online Reasoning" is an executive summary of the Stanford History Education Group's recent project to develop and validate assessments of students' ability to evaluate information they read online. The research included students in middle schools,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,874
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:36

Next Generation Science Assessment Project

The Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) team is developing technology-enhanced assessment tasks, rubrics, and accompanying instructional resources in physical science and life science for middle school classrooms. The project aims to create exemplary tasks that can be used during instruction...

Number of views: 1,293
Date created: 02/20/2015 - 10:50

CommonLit

From the website: "CommonLit is a free digital collection of fiction and nonfiction for classrooms... [It] delivers high-quality, free instructional materials to support literacy development for students in grades 5-12. Our resources are: Flexible; Research-Based; Aligned to the Common Core State...

Number of views: 1,274
Date created: 12/01/2015 - 15:57

Academic Word Finder

Academic Word Finder is a tool to support educators interested in identifying academic vocabulary words in text. The tool is designed to identify tier two words from a given text. To use the tool, educators upload text selections that they wish to analyze. Once text analysis is complete, word lists...

Number of views: 1,242
Date created: 01/11/2016 - 14:35

Language Objectives: The Key to Effective Content Area Instruction for English Learners

From the website: "In this article written for Colorín Colorado, Jennifer Himmel of the Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) provides an overview of how to use language objectives in content-area instruction for English learners. Her overview includes:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,230
Date created: 12/01/2015 - 16:10

STEM Indicators

SRI International created this website to supported efforts by the National Science Foundation (NSF) to implement a set of 14 key indicators that can be used by policymakers, researchers, and practitioners to monitor components of K-12 STEM education and to guide improvements. Through this website...

Number of views: 1,174
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 16:16

Relationships and convergences among the mathematics, science, and ELA practices

A product of the Stanford University Understanding Language initiative, this Venn diagram is a tool that effectively illustrates the overlap and grouping of student practices (and student capacities) from four sets of seminal documents: the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language...

Number of views: 1,146
Date created: 02/20/2015 - 09:26

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