This collection is comprised of released guidance letters and communications from the U.S. Department of Education, providing further information on policy and initiative implementation. This will be updated as the letters are published by the Department.
Formative assessment is a process educators employ in daily instruction to support students make progress on their learning. Effective use of formative assessment requires educators to create clear Learning Goals and Success Criteria for each lesson, build in opportunities to gather evidence of learning, and take pedagogical action to provide students with feedback that will help move students’ learning forward. The Formative Assessment collection brings together resources that educators can use to support professional learning about formative assessment and implementation of formative assessment at the state, district, and classroom levels.
CSAI has recently been involved in disseminating information about the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). On August 30, 2016, CSAI Co-Director Deb Sigman presented information about the assessment and accountability provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act on behalf of the Southeast Comprehensive Center at American Institutes for Research (AIR). The following day, CSAI Director Andrew Latham also presented related information about the implications for student assessment in the Every Student Succeeds Act. The following presentation materials reflect current information shared by these CSAI leaders. The Every Student Succeeds Act: Implications for Assessment by Deb Sigman Every Student Succeeds Act: Assessment and Accountability Provision Webinar by Andrew Latham
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The U.S. Department of Education announced new resources to close the achievement gap for native students. Learn more about the Obama Administration's efforts to improve the lives of American Indian and Alaska Native children.
The Learning Heroes' "Super 5" is an interactive checklist to help parents understand what their child is learning at school and how to best assist them at every grade level.