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. 

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

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

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

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: 12
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:45

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

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: 10
Date created: 03/16/2017 - 11:25

Revised Consolidated State Plan Template Webinar

With the release of the updated Every Student Succeeds Act consolidated state plan template, the U.S. Department of Education held a webinar to provide an overview of the template and its requirements. Included are requirements and due dates for state plan submission. These slides provide a...

Number of views: 8
Date created: 03/29/2017 - 16:47

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

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