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. 

Teacher Learning Through Assessment: How Student-Performance Assessments Can Support Teacher Learning

From the summary: "As the internationally benchmarked Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, are adopted in states across the country, educators are seeking ways to support an increasingly diverse student population to meet these more demanding expectations. The likelihood that students will achieve...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 19
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:20

A New Era for Educational Assessment

From the abstract: "In this article, David Conley focuses on how to assess meaningful learning in ways that promote student achievement while simultaneously meeting system accountability needs. The article draws upon research that supports the notion that a major shift in educational assessment is...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 33
Date created: 03/11/2015 - 10:49

Student-Centered Assessment Video Suite

From the introduction: "What does student-centered assessment look like in the classroom? How do students benefit from this type of assessment? Why do teachers implement these practices in their classrooms? The Students at the Center project, in conjunction with Dr. Heidi Andrade, Ed.D. and the...

Number of views: 15
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 13:59

Assessing Learning

This paper is part of a suite created by the organization Students at the Center. From the introduction: "Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:01

Student-Centered Assessment Resources

From the website introduction: "What is student-centered assessment? What is it not? How is it implemented in the classroom, and when implemented, what is the impact?

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 30
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:03

Quality Performance Assessment Framework

The Quality Performance Assessment (QPA) framework was developed to help teachers and school leaders create a system of local assessments that works for their classroom contexts.

Number of views: 210
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:29

Quality Performance Assessment: Harnessing the Power of Teacher and Student Learning

From the introduction: This publication "describe[s] specific actions and strategies for faculties as they undertake the challenge of developing a strong local assessment system with performance assessment as the cornerstone. The stories from the field share the experiences and entry points of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 24
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:33

Formative Assessment: The Right Question at the Right Time

This blog post provides easily accessible information on what formative assessment is. It focuses on questioning as a strategy for eliciting evidence of student learning.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 53
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 15:35