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. 

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting

The U.S. Department of Education has written regulations to provide clarity and support to state education agencies (SEA) and local education agencies (LEA) with regards to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Included in this document are regulations for establishing requirements for:...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 15:52

Proposed ESSA Regulation Supports Well-Rounded Education, Protects All Students (Press Release)

On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published a press release about proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 15:35

Updated Draft Regulations for Assessments (Session 3)

This document shows the areas of primary consideration for session three with regards to assessment regulations. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 12:27

Issue Paper 5b: Inclusion of English Learners in English Language Proficiency Assessments (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper includes draft regulatory language that ensures a state's English language proficiency assessment provides coherent and timely information to parents about student performance.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 25
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 12:17

Issue Paper 4b: State Administration of Alternate Assessments (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper includes draft regulatory language requiring local education agencies to submit information that justifies any instance in which more than one percent of students must take an alternate assessment. This information must be publicly available and be submitted at least 90...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 14
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 12:05

Issue Paper 4a: Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper includes draft regulatory text that ensures that students with disabilities are assessed based on challenging state academic standards. Included in this updated issue paper are definitions for "student with the most significant cognitive disabilities" and "adaptive behavior...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 17
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 11:56

Issue Paper 3: Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper includes draft regulatory language that includes a definition for a "nationally recognized high school academic assessment." The draft regulations also include language for consultation with public charter schools that would included in the selection of a different high...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 11:42

Issue Paper 2: The Exception for Advanced Mathematics Assessments in 8th Grade (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper contains proposed regulatory language related to the administration of end-of-course mathematics assessments to students who take higher mathematics courses in grade 8. In this case, students will also have the option of taking a nationally recognized high school academic...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 17
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 11:35

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