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. 

Treating Common-Core Syndrome

This article provides the author’s perspective and recommendations on how to assure that the Common Core State Standards become a long-term support to improved teaching and learning rather than falling by the wayside as have so many previous education reform movements.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 12
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 10:27

Literacy Implementation Guidance for the ELA Common Core State Standards

The International Reading Association (IRA) created this document to address specific literacy issues related to the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). The paper focuses on issues that have proven to be especially confusing or challenging to implement. This implementation...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 166
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 10:30

Measuring Teacher Effectiveness: A Resource for Teachers, Administrators, Policymakers, and Parents

This is a RAND website that features fact sheets, blog posts, research briefs, and more on the important and often controversial issue of test scores used as part of a teacher’s evaluation.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 9
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 10:54

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

States’ Perspectives on Waivers: Relief from NCLB, Concern about Long-term Solutions

This report describes states’ early experiences in applying for flexibility from key requirements of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), also known as NCLB waivers, and their plans for implementing the new systems outlined in their applications.  Findings from the 38 survey states...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:05

Issues in the Development of Annual Measurable Achievement Objectives (AMAOs) for WIDA Consortium States

This Research Brief summarizes a study conducted by the Wisconsin Center for Education Research examining Annual Measureable Achievement Objectives criteria. It provides guidance to WIDA consortium states on setting AMAOs, focusing on AMAO 1 and 2. This research draws much of its direction from...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 24
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:06

California Common Core State Standards Mathematics

The California Common Core State Standards Mathematics are intended to build on California’s standards-based educational system in which curriculum, instruction, professional learning, assessment, and accountability are aligned to support student attainment of the standards. California additions to...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 609
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:44

California Common Core State Standards English Language Arts & Literacy

The CA CCSS for ELA/Literacy are intended to build on the rigor of the state’s previous English language arts standards, incorporating current research and input from other educational sources—including state departments of education, scholars, professional organizations, teachers and other...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 14
Date created: 10/18/2013 - 15:47

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