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. 

Notice of Final Regulations: Title I, Part B

This document outlines regulations for states looking to develop and innovative assessments to be administered in place of current statewide assessments. For states looking to apply for this flexibility, regulations are also outlined for how this flexibility would apply for school accountability...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 19
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 10:46

Notice of Final Regulations: Title I, Part A

The regulations outline changes ESSA implements in regards to the academic assessment provisions of Title I, part A. ESSA includes exceptions that allow local education agencies to administer locally selected, nationally recognized high school assessments in place of statewide high school...

Number of views: 23
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 10:21

Comprehensive Standards-Based Assessment Systems Supporting Learning

This brief is intended to provide a common foundation by laying out a general framework for a comprehensive, learning-based assessment system. The framework incorporates different types of assessment to serve the distinct information needs of different stakeholders, but all of the assessments are...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 747
Date created: 12/01/2016 - 09:00

Every Student Succeeds Act Final Regulations

Based on stakeholder feedback, the U.S. Department of Education has created and released final regulations for the accountability, data reporting, and state plan provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The final regulations provide information on the flexibility states have to...

Number of views: 22
Date created: 11/29/2016 - 08:46

Assessment Inventory Resource

For states and local education agencies looking to align their assessment systems with the principles of the Testing Action Plan, this resources provides suggestions for questions and data to collect. These questions can guide action to assess and modify assessment systems. In this resource,...

Number of views: 240
Date created: 11/18/2016 - 14:38

Overview of Major Assessment Types in Standards-Based Instruction

This overview is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders understand the differences between major assessment types in standards-based instruction. Formative, Diagnostic, Interim/Benchmark, and Summative...

Number of views: 467
Date created: 11/02/2016 - 17:23

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants

This non-regulatory guidance from the U.S. Department of Education discusses the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program that has been authorized to support the capacity of states and districts to support its students. The provisions of SSAE are detailed, including information on...

Number of views: 35
Date created: 10/21/2016 - 10:04

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Early Learning in the Every Student Succeeds Act: Expanding Opportunities to Support our Youngest Learners

The U.S. Department of Education reiterates the importance of early childhood learning and provides further information on the use of federal funding for early education services. Also included is guidance on how states can support early education opportunities for students from special populations...

Number of views: 25
Date created: 10/20/2016 - 11:52

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