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. 

Lesson Hot Spots

This tool is designed to be used in tandem with the “Lesson Planning with Formative Assessment” tool. Teachers use this tool to record and plan for varying levels of prior knowledge and experience, potential student challenges and responses, and language demands and opportunities.

Number of views: 326
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:07

Interim Assessments in Brief

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) recognizes the importance of balanced assessment systems, the need for interim measures to monitor the progress of low performing schools, and the value of testing audits to improve system efficiency and effectiveness. ESSA also offers states the flexibility to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 311
Date created: 05/31/2017 - 15:03

High School Graduation Requirements in a Time of College and Career Readiness

Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 267
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

Curriculum Design Process Protocol

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) developed this protocol document to support districts and schools through curriculum design, review, and revision processes. This tool stems from CSAI's work with a school district on curricular redesign and reflects questions and...

Number of views: 263
Date created: 04/17/2019 - 16:43

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2018

At the Council of Chief State School Officer's (CCSSO) 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Senior Advisor Deborah Sigman, Assistant Director Bryan Hemberg, and Content Experts Joanne Jensen, Kevin King, and Cinda Parton presented on topics related to assessment and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 252
Date created: 08/06/2018 - 16:21

Lesson Reflection

Teachers use this tool after the completion of a lesson in order to consider various features of the lesson and plan for future improvement.

Number of views: 251
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:10

Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Webinar and Presentation

CSAI has recently been involved in disseminating information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On August 30, 2016, CSAI Co-Director Deb Sigman presented information about the assessment and accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act on behalf of the Southeast...

Number of views: 246
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 08:57

Assessment Inventory Resource

For states and local education agencies looking to align their assessment systems with the principles of the Testing Action Plan, this resources provides suggestions for questions and data to collect. These questions can guide action to assess and modify assessment systems. In this resource,...

Number of views: 240
Date created: 11/18/2016 - 14:38

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