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. 

America Achieves Common Core Web Site

The America Achieves’ web site features video lesson modules in which teachers discuss lessons and Common Core implementation in their school. The site also features videos explaining the key instructional shifts associated with the CCSS; information and resources from the Educator Evaluating...

Number of views: 87
Date created: 03/03/2014 - 11:42

National Conference of State Legislators: Common Core State Standards Web Page

State adoption of the Common Core State Standards prompted a number of geographically and politically diverse responses from state legislatures. This webpage provides links to information for state legislators and legislative staff on the CCSS covering the following topics: Overview of the Common...

Number of views: 10
Date created: 03/10/2014 - 10:26

Common Core State Standards: Implementation Tools and Resources

The Council of Chief State School Officers developed this list of free tools and resources to support state education agencies, districts, and educators during the process of implementing the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). This document primarily lists resources developed by CCSSO and other...

Number of views: 5
Date created: 03/10/2014 - 10:28

Close Reading Text Cover Sheet

The Text Cover Sheet provides a space for teachers to analyze a text, then identify and record for instructional purposes (1) the standards addressed; (2) reading purposes and text content; and (3) text and language challenges and connections. It accompanies the resource Supporting Students in...

Number of views: 430
Date created: 03/11/2014 - 17:00

Learning Modules on ELLs with Disabilities

The National Center on Educational Outcomes recently launched a set of online learning modules designed to help educators look at important issues surrounding students who are English language learners (ELLs) with disabilities. Access to the modules and their content is free and open to all...

Number of views: 19
Date created: 04/07/2014 - 09:38

Common Core Professional Development Kit

This kit is designed to help school network teams prepare teachers and administrators for the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. The kit contains a facilitation guide and a full day presentation (including talking points) to provide participants with a clear understanding of the...

Number of views: 11
Date created: 04/07/2014 - 09:40

Standards Implementation Framework

The Standards Implementation Framework is a guidance document for States and Districts in planning for, evaluating, and validating their standards implementation. It provides a general model to implementing new or revised content standards and represents a compilation of best practices, supported...

Number of views: 126
Date created: 04/08/2014 - 15:38

Primary Sources: America’s Teachers on Teaching in an Era of Change

Based on a survey of more than 20,000 teachers nationwide, this report found that an increasing number of teachers feel prepared to teach the Common Core (75% in 2013 compared to 59% in 2011). However, 76% of teachers said that they "require additional planning time, with a similar number pointing...

Number of views: 37
Date created: 04/11/2014 - 13:32