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. 

National Indian Education Study 2011: The Educational Experiences of American Indian and Alaska Native Students at Grades 4 and 8

The National Indian Education Study (NIES) is designed to describe the condition of education for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students in the United States. The study provides educators, policymakers, and the public with information about the academic performance in reading and...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 98
Date created: 12/26/2014 - 10:38

Inherent Measurement Challenges in the Next Generation Science Standards for Both Formative and Summative Assessment

The authors of this paper provide an overview of the major challenges associated with assessment of the NGSS, specifically the trade-offs that should be considered when designing a system of assessments. Assessment developers and state policymakers will benefit from this resource as they begin to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 141
Date created: 02/20/2015 - 11:02

What Professional Development Strategies Are Needed for Successful Implementation of the Next Generation Science Standards?

This resource is a paper presented by Dr. Brian J. Reiser, from Northwestern University, at the Research Symposium on Science Assessment, hosted by the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management (K–12 Center) at ETS, in September 2013 in Washington, DC. It articulates the required...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 708
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 14:37

Developing Assessments for the Next Generation Science Standards

This resource is based on the vision and principles of the Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas, addressing NGSS-based assessment development practices. The three-dimensional science design and vision in the NGSS require new approaches for science...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 1,263
Date created: 02/28/2015 - 19:51

Get Ready for NextGen Science

This article, written by a district administrator in 2013, brings to light the innovative nature of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and what it means in terms of responding, as an administrator, to the expectations of the NGSS, impressing the need to respond with support in light of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 125
Date created: 03/03/2015 - 11:38

Professional Development for Science Teachers

This resource is an article in the April 2013 issue of Science. It is available through subscription (personal or library). The author offers an overview of the call for improving science education in the United States, and the role that the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) play in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 295
Date created: 03/03/2015 - 11:51

Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Adoption and Implementation Workbook

This resource is a presentation by Achieve from the 2014 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Annual Leadership Meeting. This presentation was a precursor of a publication workbook for implementation of the NGSS. It offers specific steps for the adoption and implementation of the NGSS, and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 48
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:15

Systems of Large-Scale Professional Development

This resource is a presentation at the first Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Annual Leadership Meeting, showcasing the features of a high-quality, large-scale professional development (PD) system. It used data from a national survey on science and mathematics education to compile and share...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 68
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:45

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