Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) provides state education agencies (SEAs) and Regional Comprehensive Centers (RCCs) with research support, technical assistance, tools, and other resources to help inform decisions about standards, assessment, and accountability.

CSAI is committed to:

  1. Improving state policies, practices, and supports to districts for the implementation of rigorous college and career readiness standards and assessments.
  2. Increasing the capacity of the RCCs to meet the technical assistance and implementation needs of states around standards, assessment, and accountability.
  3. Capitalizing on available technology and media to promote engagement, effectiveness, and efficiency in the application of research and resources to expand the reach of CSAI.
  4. Continuously improving the operational efficiency and effectiveness of CSAI to support the long-term sustainability of educational reform efforts across states and districts.

Director(s)

Andrew Latham, Director - WestEd
Joan Herman, Associate Director - CRESST
Bryan Hemberg, Assistant Director - WestEd

TA Providers email

CSAI@wested.org

Regions Served

National

States Served

Alabama
Alaska
American Samoa
Arizona
Arkansas
California
Colorado
Connecticut
Delaware
District of Columbia
Florida
Georgia
Guam
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maine
Maryland
Massachusetts
Michigan
Minnesota
Mississippi
Missouri
Montana
Nebraska
Nevada
New Hampshire
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina
North Dakota
Northern Mariana Islands
Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Puerto Rico
Rhode Island
South Carolina
South Dakota
Tennessee
Texas
U.S. Virgin Islands
Utah
Vermont
Virginia
Washington
West Virginia
Wisconsin
Wyoming

Level of Support

Targeted

Specialty Area

21st Century Skills
Career and Technical Education
Measuring Student Growth
System Alignment
Other Specialty Areas: Assessment; Accountability; Standards

Primary Audience

Administrators
State Education Agencies
Other Primary Audiences: State assessment directors

Servivces

Assessment Tools
Consulting
Content Expertise
Convening Stakeholders
Facilitation
Research