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. 

Making the Grade: A 50-State Analysis of School Accountability Systems

This publication includes: an historical overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; a review of the requirements of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act; a summary of the difference types of accountability systems used by states; and specific information about different state...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 60
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:42

When Does Accountability Work?

In this study, the authors studied long-term effects of high-stakes testing in Texas, comparing high school student performance to college enrollment, college completion rates, and adult earnings. More specifically, they analyzed student outcomes between two types of schools: lower performing...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 30
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:09

Opt Out: An Examination of Issues

During the past few years, media reports have highlighted an increase in the number of parents who are opting their children out of annual state tests, often called the opt-out movement. In this paper, researcher Randy Bennett examines issues related to the movement including: the amount of time...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 62
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:07

Summary: Proposed Regulations on Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting under ESSA

As a complement to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting, the U.S. Department of Education has released a summary of the proposed regulations. The summary provides an overview of regulations regarding: statewide accountability systems, support for low-...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 54
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 16:05

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

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