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. 

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: 26
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: 34
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 11:08

Notice of Final Regulations: Title I, Part B

This document outlines regulations for states looking to develop and innovative assessments to be administered in place of current statewide assessments. For states looking to apply for this flexibility, regulations are also outlined for how this flexibility would apply for school accountability...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 19
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 10:46

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

Comprehensive Standards-Based Assessment Systems Supporting Learning

This brief is intended to provide a common foundation by laying out a general framework for a comprehensive, learning-based assessment system. The framework incorporates different types of assessment to serve the distinct information needs of different stakeholders, but all of the assessments are...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 718
Date created: 12/01/2016 - 09:00

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