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. 

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: 287
Date created: 03/03/2015 - 11:51

Generation STEM: The Four Cs of Next Generation Engineering Standards

This article aligns the "four Cs"—collaboration, critical thinking, creativity, and communication—from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills (2004) to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The author advocates that the NGSS lay out a vision of science education that embraces a project-...

Number of views: 1,012
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 09:52

Science Education: Facts and Trends in High School, College, and Career

This resource is a PowerPoint presentation given by Achieve at the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Annual Leadership Meeting in 2014. It focuses on the high school course mapping resources in the NGSS, addressing facts and trends in high school coursework nationally, breaking them down by...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 225
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:12

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

Alabama Math, Science, and Technology Initiative

This resource is a presentation about efforts in professional development in Alabama during the early unveiling of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). It was shared during the 2014 NGSS Annual Leadership Meeting.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 23
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:38

A Vision for Science Education in South Dakota

This resource is a presentation by the South Dakota Department of Education, given during the 2014 Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Annual Leadership Meeting, highlighting South Dakota's STEM Education Model of Implementation Plan. It highlights preliminary academies for NGSS implementation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 31
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:40

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: 65
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:45

CCSSO Webinar: Overview of the English Language Proficiency Development Framework

This resource is a slide presentation document highlighting the guiding premises, conceptualization, and purpose of the English Language Development Proficiency Framework (ELPD). It serves as an introductory source presented by the authoring committee of the ELPD, showing the relationship between...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 77
Date created: 03/04/2015 - 10:59

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