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. 

Implementing the Common Core State Standards: An Action Agenda for Higher Education

To meet the goals of the Common Core State Standards, this issue brief describes key areas that will require active participation from higher education leaders and faculty from a broad array of disciplines. The areas include: defining college readiness and aligning key policies for the school-to-...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

Reinventing Assessment

This report argues that large-scale assessment has changed little over the last two decades, despite increased demands on testing. The report outlines what the demands are and might come to be and offers a glimpse into the future of the testing enterprise at different stages of change and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 10/08/2013 - 11:14

Reform Integration Framework and Resource Guide

This resource provides state and local education agencies with guidance in ways to help educators integrate college- and career-readiness standards, aligned assessments, and educator evaluation and support systems. The Reform Integration Framework helps state and local education leaders a process...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 12/05/2014 - 09:27

National Conference of State Legislators: Common Core State Standards Web Page

State adoption of the Common Core State Standards prompted a number of geographically and politically diverse responses from state legislatures. This webpage provides links to information for state legislators and legislative staff on the CCSS covering the following topics: Overview of the Common...

Number of views: 10
Date created: 03/10/2014 - 10:26

KSDE Lesson Planning PowerPoint, Day 2

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

Number of views: 10
Date created: 08/15/2016 - 14:13

Focusing on the How: Guidance for School and District Leaders on Supporting Teachers Through the Transition to the Common Core

This paper is designed to help school and district leaders reflect on their efforts to support their teachers' transition to the Common Core and to identify one or two priority areas on which to focus as they  move forward with their implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The paper is...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 06/09/2014 - 12:06

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: 10
Date created: 01/09/2014 - 10:44

Remodeling Literacy Learning Together: Paths to Standards Implementation

The National Center for Literacy Education conducted a national survey of educators to examine their experiences with transitioning to the new literacy Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This report provides an overview of the findings from the survey.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 06/05/2014 - 14:30

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