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. 

Education Writers Association Website

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


This is a free version of an online dictionary and translator to use while typing.

Number of views: 15
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 10:11

Taking a Closer Look at English Learner Subgroups Whose Achievement Stalls Out

This Research Digest briefly summarizes a research study that examined the achievement for subgroups of English learners (ELs; e.g., long-term ELs and reclassified ELs). This study was the result of a request from the state departments of education from the West Region states to figure out better...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 07/09/2014 - 10:45

CAST UDL Book Builder

This is a free online tool to create and/or work interactively with students to create books. It also offers strategies to teachers on how to best use the tool.

Number of views: 15
Date created: 07/30/2014 - 10:22

Common Core Works: From the Page to the Classroom

This webpage includes CCSS professional development videos (and accompanying info) created by the Council of Great City Schools. The videos provide the background of the CCSS and highlight the three shifts that are inherent in these standards.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 15
Date created: 10/31/2013 - 09:41

Race to the Top-District Action Brief: Establishing the Foundational Conditions for Personalized Learning

This paper provides a blueprint for districts that wish to strengthen their RTTD applications. In it, the author recommends  foundational conditions schools must put in place to transform classrooms and the school itself such that students and educators are ready to implement innovative,...

Number of views: 15
Date created: 10/31/2013 - 09:47

Accommodation Policies for States’ Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS) (Synthesis Report 90)

Since 1992, the National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has analyzed participation and accommodation policies for students with disabilities on state administered assessments. This report focuses on accommodation policies for alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 10/24/2013 - 11:18

ASSETS (Assessment Services Supporting ELs through Technology Systems) Website

ASSETS is a 35-state consortium, building on the work of the WIDA Consortium, to create the next generation of English Language Proficiency tests. The Consortium's work is supported through a federal Enhanced Assessment Grant (EAG) with plans for full operationalization of the new assessment system...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 16
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:00