The developers of the Common Core State Standards have developed publishers criteria to help guide the development and selection of instructional materials. Criteria are available in K-8 Math, High School Math, K-2 English Language Arts and 3-12 English Language Arts.
Sponsored by the Council for Exceptional Children, this three-part webinar series is intended to give special educators a fundamental understanding of the major approaches to Common Core State Standards assessment and what they can do to prepare.
What We Do
WestEd and CRESST, two national leaders in the standards and assessment field, have joined forces to provide high-quality services as the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI).
The CSAI will focus on providing a comprehensive set of services, tools, and other resources to regional comprehensive centers and to States in order to support them in building the capacity of districts and schools to implement rigorous college- and career-readiness standards and aligned assessments.
Within this broad mission, the CSAI has four specific project goals:
- Improve State policies, practices, and support to districts for implementation of rigorous, college- and career-readiness standards and assessments;
- Increase the capacity of the RCCS to meet the technical assistance needs of States in increasing the capacity of teachers to deliver effective instruction and of principals to serve as effective instructional leaders;
- Continuously improve the operational efficiency and effectiveness of the CSAI to support the long-term sustainability of reform efforts; and
- Expand the reach of the CSAI through successful collaboration with national associations, other research and TA centers, and other organizations.
Our dissemination strategies—which capitalize on technology enhancements to promote engagement, efficiency, and effectiveness—will leverage resources from a range of federal networks, including Regional Educational Laboratories, Equity Centers, RCCs, and CCs.