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. 

From the Inside In: An Examination of Common Core Knowledge & Communication in Schools

From the abstract: “In this report, CPRE researchers explore how Common Core knowledge and influence are distributed inside of schools and how these configurations may help teachers to engage with the Common Core and influence their understanding and implementation. To do so, we used a mixed-method...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 11/05/2014 - 11:06

State Implementation of Common Core State Standards: Common Core-Aligned Teaching Resources

The Southern Regional Education Board is conducting a multi-year study of how 15 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Six individual reports are part of the "Benchmarking State Implementation of Common Core Standards" project: a summary report, plus five reports with...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 11/17/2014 - 16:57

PARCC Field Test: Lessons Learned

In Spring 2014, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) conducted field tests of its online assessment system. This report summarizes key findings from the field test and from surveys from students and educators. It addresses the following areas related to the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 6
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:11

Smarter Balanced “Tests of the Test” Successful: Field Test Provides Clear Path Forward

In spring 2014, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium conducted field tests of its online assessment system. This report, prepared on behalf of Smarter Balanced, describes the major themes from survey results across 13 of the 22 consortium states regarding the field tests. Each of the 13...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 17
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:26

2014 Teacher Prep Review: A Review of the Nation's Teacher Preparation Programs

The United States is starting to examine its teacher preparation schools and how they can improve the quality of teachers they produce. In the second edition of the National Council on Teacher Quality's annual assessment of the nation's 1,668 teacher prep programs, this review shows that although...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 12/22/2014 - 12:38

Findings and Recommendations Prepared by the Bureau of Indian Education Study Group Submitted to the Secretaries of the Departments of the Interior and Education

In 2013, Secretary Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior and Secretary Arne Duncan of the U.S. Department of Education (ED) formed an American Indian Education Study Group, consisting of academics, school practitioners, lawyers, and experts in American Indian affairs. The purpose of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 98
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 09:01

The Condition of College & Career Readiness 2014: American Indian Students

The Condition of College & Career Readiness is ACT’s annual report on the progress of the graduating class relative to college readiness. This report is designed to help inform the following questions driving national efforts to strengthen P–16 education. Are American Indian students prepared...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 82
Date created: 12/24/2014 - 10:54

In Native Schools, Hope and Fears about New Nationwide Standards

The gap between how Native American students and white students perform academically is the widest in the country based on test scores, graduation rates and college enrollments. This article explores the potential impact of the Common Core state standards on Native American students and schools,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 7
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 09:13