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. 

Leadership Planning Guide (California) Common Core State Standards and Assessments Implementation

Focusing on implementing CCSS and SBAC at the school district level, the purpose of this product is to address the numerous and sometimes disparate “systems” that are barriers to coherent educational systems. The major components of a better system, according to the authors, include: leadership,...

Number of views: 30
Date created: 02/10/2014 - 09:59

New Mexico Common Core State Standards Implementation Plan

This state CCSS implementation plan is based on the premise that rethinking education is essential to operationalizing a state’s expectations and actions.

Number of views: 83
Date created: 02/10/2014 - 10:01

School-based Professional Learning for Implementing the Common Core

These fours units are designed to give principals and teacher leaders professional learning resources and develop their ability to facilitate job-embedded, school-based professional learning. Complete with background information, tools, slides, and handouts, the four modules cover key topics in...

Number of views: 23
Date created: 02/11/2014 - 10:11

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: State Spotlights

The purpose of this document is to help facilitate ongoing networking between states, districts, educators, and parents. The state spotlights are also intended to be a quick reference document to support the sharing of innovative practices and lessons learned. Examples were chosen based on quality...

Number of views: 11
Date created: 02/25/2014 - 10:53

National School Public Relations Association Common Core Communication Network

This website contains information and links to resources to help school districts and schools communicate about the Common Core State Standards. Users may search by topic or resource type. All information has been reviewed and highlighted with a goal of helping communicators and leaders to start...

Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/03/2014 - 11:29

Strong Performers and Successful Reformers in Education - Lessons from PISA 2012 for the United States

This report compares the performance of  United States 15-year-olds on PISA against global patterns and trends. The report analyzes the strengths and weaknesses of U.S. students on different types of mathematics tasks. It also reviews the relationship with the Common Core State Standards for...

Number of views: 12
Date created: 03/03/2014 - 11:34

Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products (EQuIP)

EQuIP (Educators Evaluating the Quality of Instructional Products) is an initiative designed to identify high-quality materials aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The objectives are 1) to increase the supply of high quality lessons and units aligned to the CSSS for elementary,...

Number of views: 159
Date created: 03/03/2014 - 11:37

A Primer on Common Core-Aligned Assessments

This primer is designed for state policymakers and advocates who are transitioning their assessment systems to gauge and support student mastery of the Common Core State Standards. Educators and other stakeholders might also use this resource to enhance their understanding of changing assessment...

Number of views: 58
Date created: 03/03/2014 - 11:39