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. 

Assessing Social-Emotional Learning

This resource provides a brief overview on social emotional learning (SEL) and its importance in students' learning and achievement, a fact which is recognized in the new regulations under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The authors' purpose in this article is to make aware that "the...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 1,247
Date created: 01/03/2017 - 14:20

ESSA’s Non-Academic Measure: What States Should Know About School Climate and SEL

The American Institutes for Research (AIR) convened a panel of social and emotional learning (SEL) and school climate experts to discuss the opportunities and issues around ESSA allowing states to use at least one non-academic measure to monitor their schools’ performance. This resource contains a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 753
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 12:09

Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century

From the publisher’s description: “Education for Life and Work: Developing Transferable Knowledge and Skills in the 21st Century describes this important set of key skills that increase deeper learning, college and career readiness, student-centered learning, and higher order thinking.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 137
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 19:21

Federal Policy

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes new provisions in the law that support social and emotional learning (SEL). This webpage from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL) provides an overview of how SEL is referenced in ESSA. This webpage also includes...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 96
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 13:05

Everything You Need to Know About ESSA: Part 2 of 3

This blog post from the Committee for Children highlights three important opportunities found in ESSA to advance social and emotional learning (SEL) in schools and states. These areas of opportunity are (1) school accountability systems, (2) grant programs, and (3) school improvement and turnaround...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 93
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 13:19

Making whole-child education the norm

This policy brief describes research and policy initiatives that can make social and emotional skills a focal point in children’s education. The authors review the literature on how social and emotional skills develop, and how they are important drivers of cognitive skills, school, and life...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 57
Date created: 03/27/2017 - 18:14