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. 

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: 1,267
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

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: 236
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

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

An Up-Close Look at Student-Centered Math Teaching: A Study of Highly Regarded High School Teachers and Their Students

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) conducted a study of highly regarded high school math teachers to expand the research on student-centered instruction. The researchers used a case study approach to provide rich descriptions of how the student-centered mathematics approach plays out in...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 59
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:36

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