CSAI Staff Present at California ConferenceStanley Rabinowitz, Margaret Heritage, and Ron Dietel from the CSAI will be sharing research and information at this year's California Educational Research Association Conference at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim, December 4-6. Rabinowitz and Heritage are keynote speakers. Click on this page for details.
Joan Herman Presents at National Education SummitCSAI Associate Director Joan Herman recently presented at the Summit on 21st Century Learning in Washington DC. Click anywhere on this page to view a copy of Dr. Herman's presentation, Assessment of 21st Century Skills, What Now, What Next?
New Joan Herman Paper - Formative Assessment and ScienceCSAI Associate Director Joan Herman recently presented a paper, "Formative Assessment and Next Generation Science Standards: A Proposed Model," to an Invitational Research Symposium on Science Assessment. Dr. Herman illustrates an innovative formative assessment model to measure student progress in meeting Next Generation Science Standards, Her paper is available.
State of the StatesIn response to initial requests, the CSAI team has developed an interactive mapping guide linking together components of individual states’ standards and assessment implementation efforts. We will continue to update these results regularly. Please visit this site again for the latest information on the State of our States.
New CSAI Resource Helps Schools and Teachers Implement CCSSThe CSAI’s new Getting a Handle on the Standards resource overviews the Mathematics and ELA Common Core State Standards and provides activities for educators to implement them in the classroom. View the Resource.
Joan Herman Proposes Formative Assessment ModelCSAI Associate Director Joan Herman recently shared a new research-based model for formative assessment in science. The model incorporates learning goals, assessment and observations, feedback, and interpretation to support next generation science standards and student learning. A copy of Dr. Herman's presentation is available.
CSAI Associate Director Provides Standards and Assessment UpdateCSAI Associate Director Joan Herman recently shared new developments in standards and assessment at the British Columbia Assessment Forum. Her key topics included a brief history of assessment in the United States, purposes of assessment, evidence centered assessment design, depth of knowledge issues, and performance assessment examples. A complete copy of Dr. Herman's presentation is available.
From the Common Core to the Classroom – A New CSAI ResourceThis new CSAI publication provides a framework, the Fundamentals of Learning, to assist teachers in transitioning to the Common Core State Standards. The authors focus on three fundamental aspects of learning for K-12 students’ attainment of the CCSS: making meaning; participating and contributing; and managing learning.
CSAI Director Shares Assessment Knowledge in NevadaEarlier this year, CSAI Director Stanley Rabinowitz shared information about the Smarter Balanced assessment system to a group of Nevada educators. Among his topics were the advantages of computer adaptive assessment and the use of interim assessments to support learning. A copy of his presentation is available.
Getting a Handle on the Standards: Resource #1
This resource is the first in a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation to assist teachers and those who support...
Educator's Guide To Standards Insight: Common Core Standards Unpacked
This is a roadmap to finding the elements in the CCSS that apply to educators. It also includes a tool for schools and teams of teachers to work...
Formative Assessment: An Enabler of Learning
Formative assessment is not a test nor an instrument you buy, says Margaret Heritage, who leads the CSAI formative assessment strand. Rather it is an...
Connecting Formative Assessment Research to Practice: An Introductory Guide for Educators
This brief is intended to enhance the knowledge and build the capacity of state, district, and school personnel to implement effective formative...
|The Curriculum and Instruction Workspace is a place where users can access resources developed by CSAI to support CC implementation and formative assessment. It is also a place where users can engage with colleagues in discussions about classroom and assessment practice.|