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. 

State Assessment Decision-making Processes for ELLs with Disabilities

This brief from the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) presents information about assessment decision-making processes for English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. Topics addressed in the brief include: (a) required assessment decision-making processes, (b) experts’...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 23
Date created: 10/10/2014 - 12:48

Student Assessment Inventory for School Districts

This tool by Achieve allows districts leaders to inventory their assessments and assessment strategies from a student perspective.

Number of views: 143
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:46

Common Core Goes to College: Building Better Connections between High School and Higher Education

In this report published by New America, Tepe describes the current landscape of higher education policies and practices that prevent clear alignment between colleges and the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Tepe analyzed state and institution policies within higher education and examined the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 12
Date created: 10/15/2014 - 15:58

Including students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in English language proficiency assessments: A review of state policies

This report from the National Center on Educational Outcomes addresses state participation and accommodation policies for English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments for English language learner (ELL) students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (HH). From the abstract: “Findings from this report...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 13:50

Gifted Native American Students—Overlooked and Underserved: A Long-Overdue Call for Research and Action

The researchers in this article conducted a comprehensive review of the literature on gifted Native Americans. Using focus groups from three American Indian tribes, assumptions about Native American students were reviewed and addressed with regard to identifying and serving gifted Native American...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 246
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 09:02

Summer Residential Program Experiences as Perceived by Gifted Diné Youth

This qualitative study examines the experiences and perceptions of ten gifted Diné (Navajo) students from low-income families who received full scholarships to attend a university-based summer residential program. The effects of the residential enrichment program on these students is explored....

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 38
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 09:49

Montana American Indian Student Achievement Data Report Fall 2014

The purpose of this report is to track the American Indian achievement gap in Montana and provide data on the Montana American Indian student population. In 2013, criterion referenced test (CRT) results were generally lower across the board for AI students, showing that after increasing for each of...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 39
Date created: 11/25/2014 - 10:34

Meeting the Needs of American Indian/Native American Students

This publication was based on a request from the Minnesota Department of Education for information on best practices for closing American Indian students' achievement gap. Following an established Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest research protocol, the REL Midwest conducted a search...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 257
Date created: 11/26/2014 - 09:02

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