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. 

Let’s Continue this Conversation: How to Turn New Stakeholder Connections into Long-Term Relationships

This guide is intended to help states assess the engagement strategies used during the ESSA development stage, identify the ones to sustain or refine, and develop a long-term plan that will continue to create opportunities for stakeholders to be heard on this and other education issues.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 29
Date created: 01/12/2018 - 09:10

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: 28
Date created: 07/27/2016 - 09:27

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

Issue Paper 3: Locally Selected, Nationally Recognized High School Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper provides updated draft regulatory language regarding the use of locally selected, nationally recognized assessments for state testing of high school students. This updated version includes draft regulatory language...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 10:56

Issue Paper 5a: Inclusion of English Language Learners in Academic Assessments (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the first negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this issue paper on the inclusion of English language learner (ELL) students in state assessments has been updated. In this draft regulatory language, there are provisions to ensure that the use of appropriate accommodations does not...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 28
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 11:37

Rulemaking Under ESEA, as Amended by ESSA: An Overview (PowerPoint Presentation)

This presentation provides a broad overview of the negotiated rulemaking process and how it will operate under ESSA. The presentation content describes negotiated rulemaking and its outcomes under ESEA, as well as ESSA amendments to the process.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 27
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:35

U.S. Education Department Approves Extension of New Hampshire's Competency-Based Assessment Pilot

In this release, the U.S. Department of Education shared news of New Hampshire receiving a one-year extension of the state's competency-based assessment pilot. This extension will include a total of nine districts across the state.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 27
Date created: 10/07/2016 - 09:54

The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for the Every Student Succeeds Act—Frequently Asked Questions

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provides an overview of the negotiated rulemaking process, during which USED works with constituent representatives in developing proposed regulations. Under ESSA, negotiated rulemaking must be undertaken to develop proposed regulations...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:12

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