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. 

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

In this report, the authors from the Center for American Progress and the National Center on Time & Learning argue for expanded learning time in schools and offer several recommendations for states, districts, and schools to consider the benefits of expanding the school day or year to support...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 9
Date created: 10/23/2014 - 12:06

Including students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing in English language proficiency assessments: A review of state policies

This report from the National Center on Educational Outcomes addresses state participation and accommodation policies for English Language Proficiency (ELP) assessments for English language learner (ELL) students who are deaf or hard-of-hearing (HH). From the abstract: “Findings from this report...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 13:50

Common Core Standards in 2014: Curriculum and Professional Development at the District Level

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:12

Common Core State Standards in 2014: District Implementation of Consortia-Developed Assessments

This report is part of a three-part series, Common Core State Standards in 2014, conducted and published by the Center on Education Policy. The series provides an in-depth look at Common Core State Standards (CCSS) implementation. The data reported from the series comes from a survey of a...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 11/04/2014 - 14:11

States’ Flexibility Waiver Plans for Alternate Assessments Based on Alternate Achievement Standards (AA-AAS)

This report compiles, analyzes, and summarizes states’ waiver applications for flexibility from the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) requirements regarding alternate assessments based on alternate achievement standards (AA-AAS). The report analyzed states’ ESEA waiver applications that...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 01/08/2015 - 11:02

State-Level English Language Learner Policies

From the introduction: "In December 2014, the Education Commission of the States (ECS) convened a group of experts to reflect on available research, practice and state policy around this topic and to make recommendations in areas where potential impact at the state level is greatest. At this...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 9
Date created: 04/03/2015 - 12:54

KSDE Formative Assessment Overview

Slides from the morning presentation at the KSDE workshop on August 1, 2016.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 9
Date created: 08/10/2016 - 15:04

Ensuring Educational Stability for Children in Foster Care: Effective Collaboration (PowerPoint Presentation)

This powerpoint provides an overview of the federal framework ensuring stability for students in foster care and considerations for establishing a collaboration between child welfare agencies and education agencies. As part of state plans under the Every Student Succeeds Act, each state must...

Number of views: 9
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 16:33

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