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. 

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

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: 239
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 08:57

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: 83
Date created: 09/17/2016 - 12:36

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: 252
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

Overview of Major Assessment Types in Standards-Based Instruction

This overview is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the differences between major assessment types in standards-based instruction. Formative, Diagnostic, Interim/Benchmark, and Summative...

Number of views: 452
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

States' Content Standards Revision Processes

As states examine efforts to ensure college and career readiness for all students, review and possible revision of their content standards may be part of these efforts. Based on questions CSAI has received regarding how states undergo the process of revising content standards, a report was created...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 153
Date created: 12/09/2016 - 09:47

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: 75
Date created: 03/09/2017 - 16:02

Peer Review Assistance

To support states as they prepare materials for the peer review process, CSAI has created this data organizer that outlines the supports states can seek from CSAI. This data organizer lays out each of the peer review critical elements and associated CSAI supports and resources. For states seeking...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 139
Date created: 03/15/2017 - 09:40

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