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. 

Title I—Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged—Supplement Not Supplant: A Proposed Rule by the Education Department on 09/06/2016

As part of the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the U.S. Department of Education released proposed regulations regarding the supplement not supplant provision of Title I, Part A. The supplement not supplant regulations stipulate that states and local education agencies use Title I,...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 8
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 14:23

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Highlights of Final Regulations on Accountability Systems, Report Cards, and State Plans

On November 28, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education published final regulations amending parts 200 and 299 of Title 32 of the Code of Federal Regulations. These regulations, effective on January 30, 2017, establish new rules for statewide accountability systems, state and local educational...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 52
Date created: 12/12/2016 - 09:01

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

Dear Colleague Letter on ESSA State Plans—November 29, 2016

In this letter, the U.S. Department of Education provides additional details regarding ESSA state plans and when they are to be submitted to the Department for peer review. The letter also includes information on upcoming releases that will support states in preparing state plans, including non-...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 12:47

Timeline for Identifying Schools for Support and Improvement

This chart outlines how often schools will need to be identified for support (both comprehensive and targeted) and improvement, and the school year in which identification will begin. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 12:04

EVERY STUDENT SUCCEEDS ACT Assessments under Title I, Part A & Title I, Part B: Summary of Final Regulations

This brief overview discusses the final regulations for assessments with regards to Title I Part A and Part B stipulations. General statutory requirements for both Part A and Part B and described in this document. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 31
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 11:24

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Fiscal Changes and Equitable Services Requirements under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

This non-regulatory guidance describes the chronological steps for states to follow in order to adjust Department-determined Title I allocations. Included in this guidance document are answers to frequently asked questions about the process. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 49
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 11:08