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. 

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

What Makes a High-Quality Assessment? (PowerPoint Presentation)

This presentation provides an overview of educational assessment and its purposes. Included in this presentation are principles of high-quality assessments, and the connections between validity, reliability, fairness, and alignment in creating a strong assessment. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 84
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 09:09

Testing Action Plan: State and District Profiles

In this resource, the U.S. Department of Education identifies and describes states and districts that have implemented promising practices aligned with the Testing Action Plan's intent to improve testing systems.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 04/15/2016 - 10:57

Obama Administration Takes Action to Ensure Fewer and Better Tests for Students (Press Release)

This U.S. Department of Education (USED) press release describes further information and resources to support the Testing Action Plan. This resource provides a series of case studies that include examples of how states and districts are working to ensure fewer, better, and fairer assessments. In...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 16
Date created: 04/15/2016 - 10:49

Updated Draft Regulations for Assessments with Track Changes

This document presents updated draft regulation on assessments, including regulations on: state responsibilities for assessment; locally selected, nationally recognized high school academic assessments, state law exceptions, assessment administration, inclusion of all students, assessment reports,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 12:02

Updated Draft Regulations for Assessments

This document presents updated draft regulation on assessments, including regulations on: state responsibilities for assessment; locally selected, nationally recognized high school academic assessments, state law exceptions, assessment administration, inclusion of all students, assessment reports,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:58

Updated Issue Paper 6: Revised Assessment Regulations (Updated for Session 2)

This issue paper provides an overview of how updates appear in session two issue papers.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:53

Issue Paper 5b: Inclusion of English Learners in English Language Proficiency Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper on the inclusion of English learners in English language proficiency assessments has been updated. In this updated draft regulatory language, states must develop a uniform statewide assessment of English language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:46

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