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. 

Overview of Major Assessment Types in Standards-Based Instruction

This overview is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the differences between major assessment types in standards-based instruction. Formative, Diagnostic, Interim/Benchmark, and Summative...

Number of views: 455
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

U.S. Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire's Competency-Based Assessment Pilot

In this release, the U.S. Department of Education shared news of New Hampshire receiving a one-year extension of the state's competency-based assessment pilot. This extension will include a total of nine districts across the state.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 27
Date created: 10/07/2016 - 09:54

High School Graduation Requirements in a Time of College and Career Readiness

Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 254
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 12:22

Reading Across Texts: A Resource for Planning Multiple-Source Comprehension Tasks

College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 179
Date created: 09/30/2016 - 11:43

Early Literacy Instruction in Dual Language Preschools (Spanish/English)

This resource provides an overview of effective, research-based instructional models for preschools teaching Spanish and English. The author provides a brief summary of recent research, guidelines for instruction, and specific details about the similarities and differences of Spanish and English to...

Number of views: 52
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:58

Examining the Use of Language and Literacy Assessments With Young Dual Language Learners

As states and local agencies strive to serve the language and learning needs of dual language learners (DLLs), they may have difficulty since little is known about effective assessment practices for young DLLs. To gain accurate and useful information about DLLs, agencies must first have a procedure...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 62
Date created: 09/29/2016 - 15:35

Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

The U. S. Department of Education issued this guidance "to provide State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, educators, and partner organizations with information to assist them in selecting and using 'evidence-based' activities, strategies, and interventions,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 67
Date created: 09/16/2016 - 12:13

Overview of Proposed Regulations: Assessment

This presentation covers the Title I, Part A and Part B requirements regarding assessment under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Included is information for states considering implementation of innovative approaches to assessment, including the requirements for new models and the timeline for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 16:28

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