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. 

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: 30
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:27

Supporting the Success of Homeless Children and Youths (Fact Sheet)

This brief provides facts and tips for teachers, principals, school leaders, counselors, and other school staff regarding supports for homeless children and youths. Included in this brief is an overview of the McKinney-Vento Act, and how the act impacts school-level work. To support homeless...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 56
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:17

Education for Homeless Children and Youths Program: Non-Regulatory Guidance

This document provides an overview of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, which houses the Education for Homeless Children and Youth program. In the overview, the document provides guidance for how homeless children and youth are identified and the educational rights that are protected for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 31
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:13

Let’s Get This Conversation Started: Strategies, Tools, Examples and Resources to Help States Engage with Stakeholders to Develop and Implement their ESSA Plans

Developed by the Council of Chief State School Officers, this publication is designed to guide state education agencies in the development of their ESSA plans. It "provides: -- Detailed guidance on stakeholder engagement strategies; -- State examples of effective [engagement] strategies; --...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 54
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:43

Making the Grade: A 50-State Analysis of School Accountability Systems

This publication includes: an historical overview of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act; a review of the requirements of the 2015 Every Student Succeeds Act; a summary of the difference types of accountability systems used by states; and specific information about different state...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 60
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:42

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