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. 

Every Student Succeeds Act Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

This fact sheet was created to accompany the revised Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template. Included in this document is clarification on: changes in the revised template, consulting with stakeholders and state governors, ESEA formula grant funds, and dates for state plan...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 18
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:46

Guide to Completing Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

The U.S. Department of Education has released this crosswalk document that outlines the differences between the updated state plan template and the new revised template. This crosswalk identifies which of the new template items correspond to which state plan requirement, with comparisons to items...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:25

Key Policy Letters Signed by the Education Secretary or Deputy Secretary

This letter discusses implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and submission of consolidated state plans, including the programs that can be included in state plans. The letter also reiterates the due dates of April 3, 2017 and September 18, 2017 for submission of consolidated state plans...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 25
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:15

Revised State Template for the Consolidated State Plan: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act

On March 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released an updated Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template, accompanied by the following press release:  "In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on...

Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:09

Rethinking How Students Succeed

Noncognitive skills initiatives hold promise for making students more successful. Noncognitive skills, the term used in this article, are related to social and emotional learning (SEL) and academic mindsets; they encompass academic attitudes and behaviors like self-awareness, self-control,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 106
Date created: 03/09/2017 - 12:48

How Students Thrive: Positive Youth Development in Practice

The paper outlines five, research-based tenets that underlie schools that can support positive youth development and includes tools that can help educators identify positive youth development practices that are associated with each tenet. The five tenets are:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 28
Date created: 03/08/2017 - 10:56

Teaching Social Skills to Improve Grades and Lives

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 4
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 17:15

Making Sense of Online Text

"Making Sense of Online Text" by Dr. Julie Coiro is article published in ASCD's Educational Leadership. Dr. Coiro describes why reading online requires additional skills and knowledge that are different from those required to read printed texts. She outlines some of these skills related to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 47
Date created: 03/06/2017 - 16:37