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. 

American Indian/Alaska Native College Student Retention Strategies

This article compares beliefs about successful student retention strategies between American Indian/Alaska Native students and postsecondary institutional representatives. While institutional representatives identified financial support as a primary motivator for college completion, AI/AN students...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 71
Date created: 05/31/2016 - 13:01

Accountability: Then and Now

This chart provides a brief comparison between the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) Act, with demonstration of how ESSA differs in regards to its regulations on accountability systems. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 112
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 16:09

Summary: Proposed Regulations on Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting under ESSA

As a complement to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting, the U.S. Department of Education has released a summary of the proposed regulations. The summary provides an overview of regulations regarding: statewide accountability systems, support for low-...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 54
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 16:05

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Accountability, State Plans, and Data Reporting

The U.S. Department of Education has written regulations to provide clarity and support to state education agencies (SEA) and local education agencies (LEA) with regards to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Included in this document are regulations for establishing requirements for:...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 15:52

Proposed ESSA Regulation Supports Well-Rounded Education, Protects All Students (Press Release)

On May 26, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published a press release about proposed regulations for the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 05/26/2016 - 15:35

Draft Regulatory Language—Supplement Not Supplant

This document provides draft regulatory language regarding the topic of supplement not supplant in funding. States and local education agencies must use Title I, Part A funds to supplement state and local funding, not supplant it. To comply with regulations, local education agencies must annual...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 20
Date created: 05/03/2016 - 17:07

Proposed Definition of Students with the Most Significant Cognitive Disabilities

This document provides draft regulatory language defining the term "students with the most significant cognitive disabilities." This definition applies to a child with a disability or disabilities (as defined by the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) that significantly impact intellectual...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 434
Date created: 05/03/2016 - 17:01

Purposes of the Rehabilitation Act

This document provides a brief overview of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, which is designed to empower and maximize opportunities for individuals with disabilities. As part of this act, states must ensure that alternate achievement standards are adopted for student with the most significant...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 16
Date created: 05/03/2016 - 16:55

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