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. 

Accountability Under Title I, Part A of the ESEA: Frequently Asked Questions

To support states, districts, and schools with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education has released Frequently Asked Questions around state accountability system requirements. This guidance document provides information on accountability indicators,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:25

Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESEA

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comes updates to provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act regarding school supports for English learner (EL) students. Under ESSA, states are required to more fully include ELs in school-level accountability systems to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 376
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:17

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

To support states and local districts in selecting and implementing evidence-based improvement strategies, WestEd researchers have published a set of tools for this work. These tools provide guidance for examining state and local evidence-based decisions, with tools designed specifically for states...

Number of views: 42
Date created: 01/17/2017 - 15:21

Every Student Succeeds Act High School Graduation Rate Non-Regulatory Guidance

With the implementation of ESSA comes updated requirements regarding the calculation and reporting of high school graduation rates in order to produce a uniform and accurate measure of states' four-year high school graduation rates. Each state and local education agency must calculate and report a...

Number of views: 82
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 14:07

Every Student Succeeds Act State and Local Report Cards

This guidance presents requirements regarding the report cards that state and local education agencies are required to prepare and disseminate. Report cards are to provide information on state, district, and student performance and progress in a way that is understandable to the public. Included is...

Number of views: 8
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 13:29

Every Student Succeeds Act Consolidated State Plan Guidance

As states develop their consolidated ESSA state plans, this guidance from the U.S. Department of Education provides guidance on the components and elements each plan must address. In this guidance are sections for addressing: long-term goals; consultation and performance management; academic...

Number of views: 13
Date created: 01/09/2017 - 13:02

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: 1,496
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 14:20

Everything You Need to Know About ESSA: Part 2 of 3

This blog post from the Committee for Children highlights three important opportunities found in ESSA to advance social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools and states. These areas of opportunity are (1) school accountability systems, (2) grant programs, and (3) school improvement and turnaround...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 104
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 13:19