Search Results

Spotlight

CSAI has collaborated with the College and Career Readiness and Success Center and the Midwest Comprehensive Center to develop the Standards Review and Revision Toolkit (“Toolkit”). The Toolkit includes information, examples, and associated resources to help state education agencies (SEAs) execute...

Spotlight

Planning kicks off the Development/Revision process. It is at this substage that timelines for the process are developed and/or refined, taking specific reasoning for standards review and revision into consideration. The timelines will allow stakeholders to be in the loop on expected progress, and...

Spotlight

During this substage of Development/Revision, states should consult any existing policies or procedures in place to engage with stakeholders about how they wish to involve these stakeholders in the standards review/revision process. Effective and inclusive engagement of a broad range of...

Spotlight

Communication in this early stage is paramount in order to maintain control of messaging about why standards are important, and to clarify the specific system elements that are under revision in order to avoid confusion, miscommunication, and misconception. (Adopt, Adapt or Curriculum Map)...

Spotlight

At this stage of the standards development/revision process careful and intentional research and data should be collected. Collection methods and research gathering can be coordinated by the standards review committee(s) set up during the stakeholder engagement substage. When considering the amount...

Spotlight

This substage is essentially a series of checks to ensure you are ready to move on to the Initial Implementation stage. All the information contained within this substage is reflective of criteria for standards that reflect best practices and research-based standards. This stage may need to be...

Spotlight

Stage 1 of the standards revision process requires the appropriate governing bodies to identify the need for a standards review, create a timeline for the review/revision process, and engage with the larger community to begin building a review committee and soliciting feedback from the public....

Spotlight

In this series of resources, we provide exemplar lesson plans for use in middle school English language arts, history, science, and mathematics. We encourage teachers to adapt these materials for use in their own contexts.

Spotlight

Used to support both teaching and learning, formative assessment is an integral component of a comprehensive assessment system. As opposed to summative assessment that evaluates students' mastery of learning goals, formative assessment is continuously used throughout students' learning process to...

Spotlight

A series of webinars designed to support high quality formative assessment at the state, district, school, and classroom levels. This series is offered through the partnership between the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI), Central Comprehensive Center (C3), and the South...

Spotlight

Stage 1 of the standards review and/or revision process requires the appropriate governing bodies to consider the following: identify the need for a review/revision of current standards, create a timeline for the review/revision process and subsequent implementation plan, and engage with the larger...

Spotlight

The Assessment System Visualizer (ASV) is an online, interactive tool intended to build the capacity of individuals seeking to analyze the components of their state, district, school, and/or classroom assessment systems and make decisions about how to improve them. The ASV can also help answer...

Spotlight

The revised standards developed during Stage 1 should still be considered draft versions, as the initial implementation process may impact and shape the standards further. Flexibility and transparency in this second stage are paramount. During the initial implementation stage, attention should be...

Spotlight

This stage of the standards revision process focuses on the monitoring and adjustments needed at the district and/or school levels to successfully implement standards. It is important to remember that the developed implementation plan isn’t a rigid document, and should be updated when new...

Spotlight

During this stage there is a full implementation of the revised standards across the appropriate grades and content areas. Assessments administered and materials utilized will reflect the full implementation of the new standards. During full implementation staff acquire competencies in how to...

Spotlight

The maintenance and refinement stage should be ongoing until the next round of revisions occurs. This stage includes establishing structures to support continuous improvement surrounding implementation of new standards, including: ongoing, current, and timely adjustments, onboarding of new and...

Spotlight

The Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL) project professional development modules are designed to support educators in learning from student work on performance tasks. The BEAL modules provide a structure for educators to analyze and score student responses to English Language Arts (ELA) ...

Spotlight

Evidence-Centered Design is a process intended to ensure a rigorous framework for developing assessments that actually measure their intended constructs and yield the evidence needed to support claims drawn from the results. In this collection of materials, you will find documents that further...

Spotlight

Resources to support learning and professional development in formative assessment

Spotlight

Developing assessment item sets can be more challenging than developing individual items. Good item set writing involves focusing on the alignment, clarity, and impact of the set as a whole, as well as the particulars of the individual items. By following the steps in the two presentations linked...

Spotlight

Welcome to this professional learning series on culturally responsive instruction for Native American students. This series provides a framework for instruction that emphasizes experiential, active, and student-centered learning. It supports all teachers in creating culturally responsive...

Pages