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. 

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The purpose of this resource is to inform English learner (EL) advocates and families to understand the opportunities within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning for ELs. The analysis presented in the resource can also be used as a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 13:01

Incorporating English Learner Progress into State Accountability Systems

This paper identifies key issues and questions for state decision makers to consider and explore with regard to how states should include English learners (ELs) in states' accountability systems under ESSA. The primary audience is anyone in a state agency engaged in making decisions about the state...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 79
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 12:49

Including English Learners in Your State Title I Accountability Plan

This brief accompanies the technical paper, Incorporating English Learner Progress into State Accountability Systems (Goldschmidt & Hakuta, 2017) and provides guidance to state teams about including ELs most effectively in their Title I accountability plan.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 29
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 12:47

Discerning — and Fostering — What English Learners Can Do With Language: Guidance on Gathering and Interpreting Complementary Evidence of Classroom Language Uses for Reclassification Decisions

The resource describes classroom-based evidence of English learners' (ELs') language use to complement standardized, large-scale, summative English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments. The authors explore systems of collecting evidence about EL's classroom-based language uses that can inform...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 49
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 12:45

Engineering is Elementary: Research Instruments

Engineering is Elementary (EiE) project helps address the need for effective STEM education through three platforms: (1) curriculum development and dissemination, (2) professional development for teachers and teacher educators, and (3) educational research and evaluation. The EiE website offers...

Number of views: 126
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 16:15

Assessment Tools For Professional Development

Council of State Science Supervisors (CSSS) is a professional science organization whose members have direct accountability to the government agencies given the constitutional authority for education. Through their website, CSSS has compiled a list of evaluation tools related to professional...

Number of views: 281
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 13:15

Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning: Instruments

The Institute for the Integration of Technology into Teaching and Learning conducts research and implements best practices in the area of teaching and learning with technology. The institute's instruments and online data collection systems have been used to gather data from thousands of educators...

Number of views: 72
Date created: 06/29/2017 - 12:51

Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Quality Assessment

The Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Program Quality Assessment (STEM PQA) is an evaluation tool that examines the quality of instruction and other setting characteristics during STEM offerings. The STEM PQA is a standardized, observation-based measure that provides a score (1, 3,...

Number of views: 195
Date created: 06/28/2017 - 18:11

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