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. 

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

To support states and local districts in selecting and implementing evidence-based improvement strategies, WestEd researchers have published a set of tools for this work. These tools provide guidance for examining state and local evidence-based decisions, with tools designed specifically for states...

Number of views: 40
Date created: 01/17/2017 - 15:21

Assessing Social-Emotional Learning

This resource provides a brief overview on social emotional learning (SEL) and its importance in students' learning and achievement, a fact which is recognized in the new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The authors' purpose in this article is to make aware that "the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,198
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 14:20

ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) convened a panel of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate experts to discuss the opportunities and issues around ESSA allowing states to use at least one non-academic measure to monitor their schools’ performance. This resource contains a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 715
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 12:09

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act—Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority: A Proposed Rule by the Education Department on 7/11/2016

As part of the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations regarding the supplement not supplant provision of Title I, Part B. These regulations provide stipulations for states, or a consortium of states, regarding the use of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 8
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 15:19

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT Assessments under Title I, Part A & Title I, Part B: Summary of Final Regulations

This brief overview discusses the final regulations for assessments with regards to Title I Part A and Part B stipulations. General statutory requirements for both Part A and Part B and described in this document. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 11:24

Notice of Final Regulations: Title I, Part B

This document outlines regulations for states looking to develop and innovative assessments to be administered in place of current statewide assessments. For states looking to apply for this flexibility, regulations are also outlined for how this flexibility would apply for school accountability...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 19
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 10:46

Notice of Final Regulations: Title I, Part A

The regulations outline changes ESSA implements in regards to the academic assessment provisions of Title I, part A. ESSA includes exceptions that allow local education agencies to administer locally selected, nationally recognized high school assessments in place of statewide high school...

Number of views: 23
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 10:21

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: 437
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

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