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About CSA Education

CSA Education is dedicated to efficiently delivering high-quality content and services. We pride ourselves on a client-centered approach, enabling us to meet and exceed expectations. CSA Education has a core group of in-house staff who are experts in their disciplines and in educational publishing. This talented US team has created and produced educational content for over 33 years in all subject areas for all grade levels. Paired with a team of hundreds of carefully vetted contractors, CSA is able to scale the team with the right expertise to fit the needs of any project.

Recent Projects

Assessment Sourcebook

Grades K-5

Project Brief

Rewrite math practice assessment items to use only the item types defined in the State Test Item Specifications.

Highlights

  • Used a variety of grade-level item types per test
  • Revised item types without changing the content, number of items, or arrangement of items on the page

Instructional Videos

Grades 1–6

Camtasia

Project Brief

Develop instructional videos by recording animations with supporting audio. Design PowerPoint presentations to step through each of the examples from the Student Edition.

Highlights

  • Used screen recording software (Camtasia) to produce videos that included explanatory audio, text, graphics, and animations
  • Animations enhanced the print graphics to provide step-by-step visual solutions
  • Audio explained the examples as a teacher would in class

Curriculum Plan

Grades K–3

Project Brief

Construct course blueprints for both semesters in four core content areas aligned to national and state standards with adjacent and non-adjacent standards.

Highlights

  • Used anchor standards from each course and crosswalked the anchor standard to several different state standards.
  • Created course blueprints for grades K–3 in Science
  • Wrote new measurable objectives for standards that do not correlate to anchor standard.
  • Wrote descriptions of developmentally appropriate assessments using TEIs.
  • 100% alignment to all state standards and objectives

Decodable Books

Grades K–1

Project Brief

Write and edit 12 new decodable books and accompanying lessons for GK–G1 to cover new skills added to the client’s Scope & Sequence. Revise 24 existing decodable books and lessons to account for changes to the order of phonics skills in the client’s Scope & Sequence.

Highlights

  • New books focused on sound-spellings
  • Books adhere to a systematic scope
  • Phonics lessons that explicitly teach phonics

Civics Course

Grades 7–8

Project Brief

Create Scope & Sequence based on standards, incorporating unique lesson objectives. Create detailed planning documents that include lesson motivators, description of authoring content, and sources. Write all assessments aligned to standards of various DOKs and activity content for courses.

Highlights

  • Employed UbD framework
  • Staff accommodated quick turnarounds
  • Weekly consultations maintained clear

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