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. 

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

This guide is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders select and implement interventions that improve student outcomes. In this guide, USED provides steps for effective decision-making regarding selection...

Number of views: 90
Date created: 09/16/2016 - 10:32

Teachers: Library of Congress

Taken from the original website: "The Library of Congress offers classroom materials and professional development to help teachers effectively use primary sources from the Library's vast digital collections in their teaching."

Number of views: 42
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:01

Stanford History Education Group: Reading Like a Historian

Taken from the original website: "The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities."

Number of views: 257
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:02

Curriculum and Resources: The California History/Social Science Project at UC Irvine

Taken from the original website: "The California History/Social Science Project at UC, Irvine offers curriculum resources for K–12 history/social science teachers in the areas of content-based literacy, U.S. history, and world history. Our curriculum support for K–12 teachers, consists of...

Number of views: 60
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:03

READI Science Materials

Taken from the original website: "Project READI is a multi-institution, multi-disciplinary collaboration designed to develop instructional interventions that support adolescent learners in developing reading for understanding in three content areas—literary analysis, history, and the sciences and...

Number of views: 91
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 13:04

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: 455
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

To support states and local districts in selecting and implementing evidence-based improvement strategies, WestEd researchers have published a set of tools for this work. These tools provide guidance for examining state and local evidence-based decisions, with tools designed specifically for states...

Number of views: 41
Date created: 01/17/2017 - 15:21

NGSS District Implementation Indicators

As districts implement the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), this tool can be valuable to identify signifiers of successful NGSS adoption. This tool identifies 13 important indicators of successful NGSS adoption, broken into three broad categories: foundational strategies, essential...

Number of views: 96
Date created: 03/30/2017 - 09:27

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