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. 

Secondary School Yearlong Planning Template for ELA

The Yearlong Plan template is used to organize the new and recurring work of the grade-level into a thoughtful sequence of learning for the year.

Number of views: 103
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:02

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 2 Interpreting the K-12 Standards for Mathematical Practice

Using Worksheet #2, follow the instructions below to begin the process of understanding the Practice Standards. The activity can be completed individually, in pairs, or in small groups.

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Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:10

Achieving College- and Career-Ready Success with Formative Assessment

​CSAI team members Barbara Jones and Sandy Chang shared the following information during CSAI's annual conference, held on December 10-11, 2015. The presentation introduces CSAI curriculum and instruction resources for creating and refining lessons to support CCRS success.  For more information...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 86
Date created: 09/17/2016 - 12:36

ELA Gazette

The CCRS Gazette template is used to guide teachers' analysis of the standards as a collection of grade-level expectations.

Number of views: 81
Date created: 06/01/2015 - 14:01

Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority Pilot under ESSA: Frequently Asked Questions

As part of the Every Student Succeeds Act, states will have the opportunity to apply for the innovative assessment demonstration authority pilot, which would allow states to administer innovative assessments in place of statewide assessments in selected districts. The purpose of this pilot is to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 76
Date created: 03/09/2017 - 16:02

Evidence-Centered Design: A Summary

In this brief, Herman and Linn define evidence-centered design (ECD) and its relationship to PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia assessments. ECD is a principled approach with interrelated stages for assessment development and validation. The main purpose for ECD is to support a close...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 74
Date created: 04/29/2015 - 14:33

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 5 Note Taking Worksheet - Implication Coding

After examining the new Mathematics and ELA & Literacy CCSS in depth, an important next step in thinking about the CCSS is to determine what existing lessons are currently aligned to the standards. Use Worksheet #5 to complete this task.

Number of views: 71
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:18

Getting a Handle on the Standards - Worksheet 6 Implication Coding Worksheet - Identifying Needed Resources

After examining the new Mathematics and ELA & Literacy CCSS in depth, an important next step in thinking about the CCSS is to determine what existing curricular materials are currently available for providing instruction in each of the standards. Use Worksheet #6 to complete this task.

Number of views: 60
Date created: 05/29/2015 - 15:19

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