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: Supplement Not Supplant (Updated for Session 3)

This updated issue paper incorporates updates from the first two negotiated rulemaking sessions, including draft regulatory language regarding the use of federal and local funds for assessment systems. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 18
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 09:38

What Makes a High-Quality Assessment? (PowerPoint Presentation)

This presentation provides an overview of educational assessment and its purposes. Included in this presentation are principles of high-quality assessments, and the connections between validity, reliability, fairness, and alignment in creating a strong assessment. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 82
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 09:09

Overview of School Funding (PowerPoint Presentation)

This presentation provides an overview of funding for school districts and how district funds are allocated for school resources. There is also brief discussion of funding variations among districts and schools and how these variations can be impacted by personnel hiring. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 328
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 09:05

Negotiated Rulemaking Committee Organizational Protocols

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education lays out the purpose and decision-making processes for the negotiated rulemaking committee. Included in this document are the names of the negotiated rulemaking committee members and the roles and responsibilities for members. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 14
Date created: 04/18/2016 - 08:40

Updated Draft Regulations for Assessments with Track Changes

This document presents updated draft regulation on assessments, including regulations on: state responsibilities for assessment; locally selected, nationally recognized high school academic assessments, state law exceptions, assessment administration, inclusion of all students, assessment reports,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 17
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 12:02

Updated Draft Regulations for Assessments

This document presents updated draft regulation on assessments, including regulations on: state responsibilities for assessment; locally selected, nationally recognized high school academic assessments, state law exceptions, assessment administration, inclusion of all students, assessment reports,...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:58

Updated Issue Paper 6: Revised Assessment Regulations (Updated for Session 2)

This issue paper provides an overview of how updates appear in session two issue papers.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:53

Issue Paper 5b: Inclusion of English Learners in English Language Proficiency Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper on the inclusion of English learners in English language proficiency assessments has been updated. In this updated draft regulatory language, states must develop a uniform statewide assessment of English language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:46

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