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. 

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: 181
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: 53
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: 85
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

Fact Sheet: Congress Acts to Fix No Child Left Behind

This brief article introduces the Every Student Succeeds Act and the following principles for school reform:  College and Career-Ready Standards Rigorous Accountability for All Students  Reform and Resources for Struggling Schools and Students New Incentives to Improve Opportunities and Outcomes...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 30
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 15:55

Excerpts from Education Secretary Arne Duncan's prepared remarks at the Learning Forward conference today, Dec. 8

This is a selection of remarks from Secretary Arne Duncan regarding the introduction of the Every Student Succeeds Act. The remarks were made on December 8, 2015. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 16
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 15:48

Fact Sheet: Supplement-not-Supplant under Title I of the Every Student Succeeds Act

On August 31, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) released proposed regulations for the Title I requirement of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, revised by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). This overview provides an overview of the "supplement-not-supplant" provision that...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 09/02/2016 - 15:13

Dear Colleague Letter on Homeless Student Rights and Protections—July 27, 2016

In this Dear Colleague letter, Secretary King provides a brief overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, which ensures that homeless children and youth have equal access to the same free, appropriate public education. The letter also provides information on the changes made to the McKinney-Vento Act as a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:27

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