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. 

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: 14
Date created: 12/08/2016 - 12:04

Scope of Issues to be Negotiated

In regards to the March 2016 negotiated rulemaking session, this document provides an overview of the topics that were to be discussed. In this session, the committee was tasked with discussing regulatory language regarding: supplemental assessments, computer-adaptive assessments, exceptions for...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 13
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:45

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

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

Final Consensus-Based Regulatory Language for Title I, Part A Assessments

The negotiating committee reached consensus on regulatory language related to Title I, Part A assessments. Regulatory language is provided in this document. 

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 12
Date created: 06/16/2016 - 11:07

Frequently Asked Questions - ESSA Consolidated State Plan

On June 16, 2017, the U.S. Department of Education released a brief guide containing questions pertaining to the review of state consolidated plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act. This document provides information on the type of feedback states will receive in regards to submitted...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 12
Date created: 07/14/2017 - 15:15

Guide to Completing Revised Consolidated State Plan Template

The U.S. Department of Education has released this crosswalk document that outlines the differences between the updated state plan template and the new revised template. This crosswalk identifies which of the new template items correspond to which state plan requirement, with comparisons to items...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:25

Dear Colleague Letter on Per-Pupil Expenditures - June 28, 2017

The U.S. Department of Education released this letter to inform state and local education agencies that an additional year will be granted to implement per-pupil expenditure information on annual report cards. Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 07/14/2017 - 15:54

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