Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI)

Assessment, Learning Design

CRESST partners with WestEd on the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI), a part of the federal Comprehensive Center network. CSAI  provides research-based technical assistance and support to 15 Regional Comprehensive Centers and to the states and districts that they serve to improve policy and practice on issues of standards, assessment, and accountability. At CRESST, the work focuses on developing resources and providing professional development to help states and districts to implement rigorous college and career ready standards and to use assessment to improve learning. We particularly concentrate on the design of balanced systems of assessment, teachers’ capacity to engage in formative assessment, and principles supporting culturally relevant instruction for Native Americans and success for English Learners.

Visit CSAI’s website at for resources and up-to-the date information on issues of standards, assessment, and accountability.

Project Director(s):

Joan Herman