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 Most of Interim Assessment Data: Lessons from Philadelphia

This report shares the results of Research for Action’s (RFA) multimethod study of the use and impact of interim assessments in 10 low performing elementary schools in Philadelphia. Interim assessments were a central component of the district’s “Managed Instruction System” (MIS), which also...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 72
Date created: 03/21/2017 - 16:44

Interim Assessments: Keys to Successful Implementation

This brief is based on New Leaders for New Schools research and considers the potential and challenges of implementing interim assessments. The heart of the document is its list of 23 conditions the author considers important for successful implementation that will support student learning. These...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 67
Date created: 03/21/2017 - 16:25

Designing a Comprehensive Assessment System

An assessment system must provide decision-makers at all levels with sound information on which they can base their decisions in support of learning for all students. A comprehensive system includes different types of assessment tools and processes, used for different purposes at different levels...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 342
Date created: 03/20/2017 - 15:29

Every Student Succeeds Act Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

This fact sheet was created to accompany the revised Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template. Included in this document is clarification on: changes in the revised template, consulting with stakeholders and state governors, ESEA formula grant funds, and dates for state plan...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 18
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:46

Guide to Completing Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

The U.S. Department of Education has released this crosswalk document that outlines the differences between the updated state plan template and the new revised template. This crosswalk identifies which of the new template items correspond to which state plan requirement, with comparisons to items...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 10
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:25

Key Policy Letters Signed by the Education Secretary or Deputy Secretary

This letter discusses implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act and submission of consolidated state plans, including the programs that can be included in state plans. The letter also reiterates the due dates of April 3, 2017 and September 18, 2017 for submission of consolidated state plans...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:15

Revised State Template for the Consolidated State Plan: The Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act

On March 13, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released an updated Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template, accompanied by the following press release:  "In a letter delivered today to chief state school officers, U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos provided clarity on...

Number of views: 25
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:09

Peer Review Assistance

To support states as they prepare materials for the peer review process, CSAI has created this data organizer that outlines the supports states can seek from CSAI. This data organizer lays out each of the peer review critical elements and associated CSAI supports and resources. For states seeking...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 124
Date created: 03/15/2017 - 09:40