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 5a: Inclusion of English Language Learners in Academic Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper on the inclusion of English language learner (ELL) students in state assessments has been updated. In this draft regulatory language, there are provisions to ensure that the use of appropriate accommodations does not...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:37

Issue Paper 4b: State Administration of Alternate Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper regarding the state administration of alternate assessments has been updated. In this updated issue paper, there is draft regulatory language about regulations for states that anticipates exceeding the cap on alternate...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:18

Issue Paper 4a: Inclusion of Students with Disabilities in Academic Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper on the inclusion of students with disabilities in state testing has been updated. The updated draft regulatory language includes assurance that states provide appropriate accommodations, and that the state does not...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 33
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:08

Issue Paper 3: Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper provides updated draft regulatory language regarding the use of locally selected, nationally recognized assessments for state testing of high school students. This updated version includes draft regulatory language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 10:56

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

Based on the March negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this paper provides updated proposed regulatory language regarding testing exceptions for students taking advanced mathematics in grade 8. Rather than take the state's grade 8 mathematics assessment, the proposed regulation would allow...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 10:41

Issue Paper 1: Computer-Adaptive Tests (Updated for Session 2)

Based on discussion from the first negotiated rulemaking committee session, this paper provides updated suggested regulatory language regarding computer-adaptive testing. This updated language provides suggestion regulations that ensure requirements for content standards and alternate assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:28

Scope of Issues to be Negotiated

In regards to the March 2016 negotiated rulemaking session, this document provides an overview of the topics that were to be discussed. In this session, the committee was tasked with discussing regulatory language regarding: supplemental assessments, computer-adaptive assessments, exceptions for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 12
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:45

Statute Regarding Assessments

This resource links to the text of the statute language regarding assessments, their administration, and any alternatives or exemptions that may be instituted.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:34

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