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. 

Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act moves several provisions related to English learners (ELs) from Title III to Title I, Part I. This guidance addresses how Title III funds might be used to provide supplemental services for the improvement of EL students' English language proficiency and academic...

Number of views: 287
Date created: 09/23/2016 - 09:03

Helping Newcomer Students Succeed in Secondary Schools and Beyond

This report was written for educators and policymakers who are seeking ways to focus attention on the social and academic needs of newcomer adolescent students. Based on a three-year national research study funded by the Carnegie Corporation of New York, this report addresses the challenges and...

Number of views: 250
Date created: 09/13/2016 - 10:35

Promising Education Interventions to Improve the Achievement of Native American Students: An Annotated Bibliography

From WestEd: "Historically, American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) students have experienced disproportionately low education achievement relative to their grade-level peers.Further, AI/AN graduation rates continue to drop, and academic achievement lags behind other groups. Improving AI/AN student...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 116
Date created: 08/09/2016 - 12:08

Dear Colleague Letter on Homeless Student Rights and Protections—July 27, 2016

In this Dear Colleague letter, Secretary King provides a brief overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, which ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education. The letter also provides information on the changes made to the McKinney-Vento Act as a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 30
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:27

Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths (Fact Sheet)

This brief provides facts and tips for teachers, principals, school leaders, counselors, and other school staff regarding supports for homeless children and youths. Included in this brief is an overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, and how the act impacts school-level work. To support homeless...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 58
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:17

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: Non-Regulatory Guidance

This document provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which houses the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. In the overview, the document provides guidance for how homeless children and youth are identified and the educational rights that are protected for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 32
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:13

Supporting English Language Learners with Next-Gen Tools

This paper highlights existing technological tools that can be used to support instruction of English learners (EL). These tools fall into two categories: EL-specific products and the other communication and translation tools. The collection of technological tools highlighted in this paper was...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 38
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:49

Mathematical Thinking: Supports for English Language Learners

The resource offers 14 tasks that come from the Fostering Geometrical Thinking Toolkit (FGTT). Each task includes a warm up, sentence starters and frames, word charts, support notes, and Spanish translation. This resource places an important emphasis on supporting and scaffolding the development of...

Number of views: 44
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:48