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. 

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: 47
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: 29
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: 52
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: 56
Date created: 06/29/2016 - 16:42

Dear Colleague Letter on Foster Care Timelines—June 23, 2016

This letter outlines the timeline for implementation of Title I foster care provisions under the Every Student Succeeds Act. Every local education agency that receives Title I funds must develop and implement procedures to provide, arrange, and fund transportation to maintain children in foster...

Number of views: 19
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 10:02

Dear Colleague Letter on Foster Care Guidance—June 23, 2016

In this letter, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education and the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services draw attention to the Title I foster care provisions of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Local education agencies must develop collaborative procedures with state...

Number of views: 25
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 09:49

Non-Regulatory Guidance: Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care

The Every Student Succeeds Act institutes new protections for children in foster care that require state and local education agencies to work with child welfare agencies to ensure the educational stability of children in foster care. These Title I educational stability provisions take effect on...

Number of views: 24
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 09:33

Dear Colleague Letter on Stakeholder Engagement—June 23, 2016

In this letter, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provides suggestions for engaging with stakeholders around the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. USED also provides suggested resources to support the development of a stakeholder engagement plan. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 35
Date created: 06/24/2016 - 09:26

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