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. 

Subpart A—Improving Basic Programs Operated by Local Educational Agencies: Standards and Assessments

The U.S. Department of Education provides an overview of regulations regarding states' academic standards and assessments. Contained within are states' responsibilities for the development of challenging academic standards and high-quality assessments, as well as stipulations for state assessment...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 25
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:56

List of Non-Federal Negotiators

This document contains the names of non-federal negotiators who will be representatives in negotiated rulemaking under ESSA. Within are names and positions of committee members, including the constituency each members represents.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 18
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:45

Rulemaking Under ESEA, as Amended by ESSA: An Overview (PowerPoint Presentation)

This presentation provides a broad overview of the negotiated rulemaking process and how it will operate under ESSA. The presentation content describes negotiated rulemaking and its outcomes under ESEA, as well as ESSA amendments to the process.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 28
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:35

The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for the Every Student Succeeds Act—Frequently Asked Questions

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provides an overview of the negotiated rulemaking process, during which USED works with constituent representatives in developing proposed regulations. Under ESSA, negotiated rulemaking must be undertaken to develop proposed regulations...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:12

Every Student Succeeds Act

This is the full text of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 73
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 10:46

Considerations for State Leaders in the Design of School Accountability Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act

The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) differs significantly from its predecessor, known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The new ESSA provides only a narrow timeline for states to adjust their accountability systems. This publication provides initial guidance for this adjustment...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 123
Date created: 02/29/2016 - 11:46

Transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Frequently Asked Questions

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education presents and answers questions regarding states' transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Questions about the act's flexibility for states, program requirements, and reporting requirements are also included. This guidance document will...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 80
Date created: 02/26/2016 - 10:23

Dear Colleague Letter on the New ESSA Law - December 10, 2015

This letter addresses the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and provides a brief overview of how the law's principles address educational opportunities for all students. Contact information and a site for updated information on ESSA are included in this letter. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 64
Date created: 02/10/2016 - 12:58

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