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. 

Supporting School Reform by Leveraging Federal Funds in a Schoolwide Program: Non-Regulatory Guidance

This document provides further detail and information on the use of federal Title I funds in school improvement efforts. Schools can use Title I funding to operate a schoolwide program; included are examples of programs schools might use to support students. This guidance also clarifies...

Number of views: 79
Date created: 10/20/2016 - 11:39

U.S. Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire's Competency-Based Assessment Pilot

In this release, the U.S. Department of Education shared news of New Hampshire receiving a one-year extension of the state's competency-based assessment pilot. This extension will include a total of nine districts across the state.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 27
Date created: 10/07/2016 - 09:54

Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading

This non-regulatory guidance has been released to guide use of Title II, Part A funding to more effectively attract, select, place, support, and retain excellent educators. In this guidance document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines strategies and examples of how states' Title II, Part A...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 33
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:48

Dear Colleague Letter on Frequently Asked Questions about Tribal Consultation—September 26, 2016

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines the requirements of section 8538 under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Section 8538 requires local education agencies (LEAs) to consult with Indian tribes and tribal organizations on issues impacting Native students. In doing so, the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 31
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:11

Non-Regulatory Guidance: English Learners and Title III of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The Every Student Succeeds Act moves several provisions related to English learners (ELs) from Title III to Title I, Part I. This guidance addresses how Title III funds might be used to provide supplemental services for the improvement of EL students' English language proficiency and academic...

Number of views: 250
Date created: 09/23/2016 - 09:03

Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

The U. S. Department of Education issued this guidance "to provide State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, educators, and partner organizations with information to assist them in selecting and using 'evidence-based' activities, strategies, and interventions,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 67
Date created: 09/16/2016 - 12:13

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Using Evidence to Strengthen Education Investments

This guide is designed to help state education agencies, local education agencies, schools, educators, partner organizations, and other stakeholders select and implement interventions that improve student outcomes. In this guide, USED provides steps for effective decision-making regarding selection...

Number of views: 90
Date created: 09/16/2016 - 10:32

Overview of Proposed Regulations: Assessment

This presentation covers the Title I, Part A and Part B requirements regarding assessment under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Included is information for states considering implementation of innovative approaches to assessment, including the requirements for new models and the timeline for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 22
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 16:28

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