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. 

Significant Changes: ESSA Accountability and State Plan Regulations—Notice of Proposed Rulemaking vs. Final Regulation

This resource provides a table summarizing significant changes between the original Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) and the final regulations for ESSA accountability and state plans.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 18
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 08:46

Final Regulations on ESSA Accountability and State Plans Memorandum

This memorandum describes the major changes included in the final accountability and State plan regulations, when compared to the original Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) published in the Federal Register on May 31, 2016. In each specific topic area, the proposed regulations are first...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 13
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 08:41

States' Content Standards Revision Processes

As states examine efforts to ensure college and career readiness for all students, review and possible revision of their content standards may be part of these efforts. Based on questions CSAI has received regarding how states undergo the process of revising content standards, a report was created...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 150
Date created: 12/09/2016 - 09:47

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

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

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: 435
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: 33
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: 22
Date created: 10/20/2016 - 11:52

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