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: 1,196
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: 715
Date created: 01/02/2017 - 12:09

Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPAs): Policy Considerations for Meaningful Accountability

Curriculum-Embedded Performance Assessments (CEPAs) are instructional content-area units designed for consistency between what is taught, assessed, and how teachers are prepared. CEPAs combine elements of formative assessment and performance assessments to promote deeper learning outcomes. CEPAs...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 561
Date created: 10/06/2015 - 10:07

Resource Guide: Accountability for English Learners under the ESEA

With the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) comes updates to provisions in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act regarding school supports for English learner (EL) students. Under ESSA, states are required to more fully include ELs in school-level accountability systems to...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 266
Date created: 01/19/2017 - 14:17

Meeting the Needs of American Indian/Native American Students

This publication was based on a request from the Minnesota Department of Education for information on best practices for closing American Indian students' achievement gap. Following an established Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Midwest research protocol, the REL Midwest conducted a search...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 250
Date created: 11/26/2014 - 09:02

Blueprint for English Language Learners (ELLs) Success

The Office of Bilingual Education and Foreign Language Studies, in the New York State Education Department, released a blueprint that describes principles aimed to clarify expectations for administrators, policymakers, and practitioners to prepare English language learners (ELLs) for college and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 239
Date created: 07/09/2014 - 10:47

CSAI Presentations at NCSA 2018

At the Council of Chief State School Officer's (CCSSO) 2018 National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA), CSAI Senior Advisor Deborah Sigman, Assistant Director Bryan Hemberg, and Content Experts Joanne Jensen, Kevin King, and Cinda Parton presented on topics related to assessment and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 224
Date created: 08/06/2018 - 16:21

Every Student Succeeds Act (PowerPoint Presentation)

This webinar provides an overview of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and the transition process for states. States will not need to submit annual measurable objectives (AMOs) or create new annual measurable achievement objectives (AMAOs) for the 2014–2015 or 2015–2016 school years. Report...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 205
Date created: 02/10/2016 - 12:49

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