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. 

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2018

At the Council of Chief State School Officer's (CCSSO) 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Senior Advisor Deborah Sigman, Assistant Director Bryan Hemberg, and Content Experts Joanne Jensen, Kevin King, and Cinda Parton presented on topics related to assessment and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 249
Date created: 08/06/2018 - 16:21

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

From the publisher’s description: “Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 158
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:21

Accountability Under Title I, Part A of the ESEA: Frequently Asked Questions

To support states, districts, and schools with the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education has released Frequently Asked Questions around state accountability system requirements. This guidance document provides information on accountability indicators,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:25

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: 360
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:17

Evidence-Based Improvement: A Guide for States to Strengthen Their Frameworks and Supports Aligned to the Evidence Requirements of ESSA

To support states and local districts in selecting and implementing evidence-based improvement strategies, WestEd researchers have published a set of tools for this work. These tools provide guidance for examining state and local evidence-based decisions, with tools designed specifically for states...

Number of views: 41
Date created: 01/17/2017 - 15:21

The Limitations of Self-Report Measures on Non-cognitive Skills

In this article, Professor Martin West discusses the limitations of measuring non-cognitive skills, particularly the reliability of self-report measures typically used to assesses these skills. While self-report questionnaires have advantages in being quick, inexpensive, and easy to administer,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 337
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 15:45

Assessing Social-Emotional Learning

This resource provides a brief overview on social emotional learning (SEL) and its importance in students' learning and achievement, a fact which is recognized in the new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The authors' purpose in this article is to make aware that "the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,399
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 14:20

Overview of Proposed Title I Regulations: Supplement not Supplant

A powerpoint presentation was released to accompany the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for Title I, Part A regulations. This powerpoint describes the different statutory requirements and how states and local education agencies can demonstrate compliance to each requirement.  

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 15:41

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