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. 

Transitional Courses for College and Career Readiness

The Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) has developed a model college and career readiness agenda composed of six interrelated components (see below). In two instructional modules, SREB reviews the progress in six states to improve readiness; suggest ways to build on existing policy, research...

Number of views: 16
Date created: 04/21/2014 - 12:32

Performance-Based Assessment Clearinghouse

This NCSS Social Studies Performance-Based Assessment Clearinghouse was created to provide: 1) examples of social studies performance-based assessment measures conducted at local and state levels; 2) research findings that support the use of performance-based assessment to inform instruction, and 3...

Number of views: 44
Date created: 05/02/2014 - 11:44

Ready Kentucky: Building Employer Support for Student Success

The Kentucky Chamber Foundation, in partnership with the Kentucky State Department of Education, developed this publication to raise employer awareness of and support for the Common Core State Standards and the positive impact that the Standards will have on preparing students for success in both...

Number of views: 5
Date created: 06/09/2014 - 12:08

Beyond the Bubble: A New Generation of History Assessments

The Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) created Beyond the Bubble, a website that houses history assessments created by a consortium of Stanford faculty, graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars. The purpose of the assessments is to assess 21st Century skills using primary documents...

Number of views: 51
Date created: 06/09/2014 - 12:19

Authentic First Peoples Resources: Books for Use in K–7 Classrooms

This is a great resource that identifies more than 100 books, historical and contemporary, by and/or about First Peoples (the terminology used in Canada to refer to the indigenous peoples of the Americas who are neither Inuit or Métis). The books depict themes and issues that are important within...

Number of views: 77
Date created: 06/13/2014 - 16:29

Indian Education Curriculum

The Minnesota Department of Education provides curriculum resources for educators to be used as models, or revised, for use in the classroom.  These curricular resources provide primary, intermediate, middle school, and high school versions of lesson plans in American Indian-centered topic areas:...

Number of views: 147
Date created: 06/16/2014 - 09:50

What's Learned First, What's Learned Together? Developing a Yearlong Plan from the K–8 College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematical Content

This resource provides the first step for merging mathematical content and practice standards in daily instruction. It helps teachers organize and arrange content standards into a meaningful yearlong sequence of learning, while taking a big-picture view of where particular practice standards fit...

Number of views: 394
Date created: 06/25/2014 - 14:09

ALDN Constructive Conversation Skills Poster

This resource is a graphic organizer showing four important conversation skills (create, clarify, support, and evaluate and compare) and sentence starters to help students engage in purposeful and extended interactions.

Number of views: 135
Date created: 07/29/2014 - 10:28