Resource Library

The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) reviews a variety of resources, ranging from guidance documents, research papers, and policy briefs to tools and websites aimed at supporting state and local education agency leadership in making decisions about their standards, assessment programs, and accountability systems. Reviewed resources are added monthly. 

Measurement Matters: Assessing Personal Qualities Other Than Cognitive Ability for Educational Purposes

From the abstract: "There has been perennial interest in personal qualities other than cognitive ability that determine success, including self-control, grit, growth mind-set, and many others. Attempts to measure such qualities for the purposes of educational policy and practice, however, are more...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 321
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 16:52

The Limitations of Self-Report Measures on Non-cognitive Skills

In this article, Professor Martin West discusses the limitations of measuring non-cognitive skills, particularly the reliability of self-report measures typically used to assesses these skills. While self-report questionnaires have advantages in being quick, inexpensive, and easy to administer,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 350
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 15:45

Assessing Social-Emotional Learning

This resource provides a brief overview on social emotional learning (SEL) and its importance in students' learning and achievement, a fact which is recognized in the new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The authors' purpose in this article is to make aware that "the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,459
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 14:20

Overview of Proposed Title I Regulations: Supplement not Supplant

A powerpoint presentation was released to accompany the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Title I, Part A regulations. This powerpoint describes the different statutory requirements and how states and local education agencies can demonstrate compliance to each requirement.  

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 15:41

Title I—Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged—Supplement Not Supplant: A Proposed Rule by the Education Department on 09/06/2016

As part of the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations regarding the supplement not supplant provision of Title I, Part A. The supplement not supplant regulations stipulate that states and local education agencies use Title I,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 8
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 14:23

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Highlights of Final Regulations on Accountability Systems, Report Cards, and State Plans

On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published final regulations amending parts 200 and 299 of Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations, effective on January 30, 2017, establish new rules for statewide accountability systems, state and local educational...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 54
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 09:01

Significant Changes: ESSA Accountability and State Plan Regulations—Notice of Proposed Rulemaking vs. Final Regulation

This resource provides a table summarizing significant changes between the original Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the final regulations for ESSA accountability and state plans.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 18
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 08:46

Final Regulations on ESSA Accountability and State Plans Memorandum

This memorandum describes the major changes included in the final accountability and State plan regulations, when compared to the original Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2016. In each specific topic area, the proposed regulations are first...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 13
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 08:41

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