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. 

English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives

From the website: "English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives examines the research on English learners (ELs)’ learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects and provides guidance on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these students. This report...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 113
Date created: 12/21/2018 - 13:36

Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESEA

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comes updates to provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act regarding school supports for English learner (EL) students. Under ESSA, states are required to more fully include ELs in school-level accountability systems to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 266
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:17

Supporting Formative Assessment for Deeper Learning: A Primer for Policymakers

This primer argues that effective formative assessment is essential to successfully implementing new college- and career-ready standards. It explains what formative assessment is, how it works in practice, and why it is critically important in fostering powerful pedagogy and 21st-century...

Number of views: 104
Date created: 01/18/2017 - 11:20

Dear Colleague Letter on Homeless Student Rights and Protections—July 27, 2016

In this Dear Colleague letter, Secretary King provides a brief overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, which ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education. The letter also provides information on the changes made to the McKinney-Vento Act as a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:27

Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths (Fact Sheet)

This brief provides facts and tips for teachers, principals, school leaders, counselors, and other school staff regarding supports for homeless children and youths. Included in this brief is an overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, and how the act impacts school-level work. To support homeless...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 47
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:17

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: Non-Regulatory Guidance

This document provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which houses the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. In the overview, the document provides guidance for how homeless children and youth are identified and the educational rights that are protected for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 29
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:13

English Learner Tool Kit for State and Local Education Agencies (SEAs and LEAs)

This toolkit was released in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) and the U.S.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 130
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:48

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: 56
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:42

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