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. 

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

In this report, the authors from the Center for American Progress and the National Center on Time & Learning argue for expanded learning time in schools and offer several recommendations for states, districts, and schools to consider the benefits of expanding the school day or year to support...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 10/23/2014 - 12:06

KSDE Lesson Planning PowerPoint, Day 1

PowerPoint slides for training workshop at KSDE, August 1-2, 2016.

Number of views: 11
Date created: 08/15/2016 - 14:11

Common Core Professional Development Kit

This kit is designed to help school network teams prepare teachers and administrators for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The kit contains a facilitation guide and a full day presentation (including talking points) to provide participants with a clear understanding of the...

Number of views: 11
Date created: 04/07/2014 - 09:40

Common Core State Standards in 2014: Districts’ Perceptions, Progress, and Challenges

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:13

New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Boards of Education

From the Publisher: "This document consists of a self-assessment matrix—a Standards Readiness Assessment—as well as guidance and explanations that SBE (state board of education) members can use interactively to help determine their state’s overall readiness to adopt and implement science standards...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 11
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 16:00

Primary Sources: Update: Teachers' Views on Common Core State Standards

This report is a follow-up to the third edition of the Primary Sources survey of America’s teachers. In the third edition of Primary Sources, over 20,000 pre-K through grade 12 public school teachers responded to a survey to share their perspectives on issues important to their profession,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:10

Standardized Testing and the Common Core Standards: You Get What You Pay For?

Assessment costs have always been a political football given the controversy surrounding standardized testing, and that has only intensified with the debate over Common Core. Concerns about the cost of the consortia’s tests likely stem in part from a sense of uncertainty because the consortia have...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 01/09/2014 - 10:44

Common Core in the Districts: An Early Look at Early Implementers

How is implementation of the Common Core State Standards going? This report, by Education First and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, explores four “early implementer” school districts to examine how educators are putting higher standards into practice. The study looked at district, school, and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 13:35

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