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. 

Non-Regulatory Guidance for Title II, Part A: Building Systems of Support for Excellent Teaching and Leading

This non-regulatory guidance has been released to guide use of Title II, Part A funding to more effectively attract, select, place, support, and retain excellent educators. In this guidance document, the U.S. Department of Education outlines strategies and examples of how states' Title II, Part A...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 33
Date created: 09/27/2016 - 10:48

Comprehensive Standards-Based Assessment Systems Supporting Learning

This brief is intended to provide a common foundation by laying out a general framework for a comprehensive, learning-based assessment system. The framework incorporates different types of assessment to serve the distinct information needs of different stakeholders, but all of the assessments are...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 727
Date created: 12/01/2016 - 09:00

Leveraging ESSA: Policy Opportunities for English Learners in Illinois

The purpose of this resource is to inform English learner (EL) advocates and families to understand the opportunities within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) that can support a comprehensive approach to teaching and learning for ELs. The analysis presented in the resource can also be used as a...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 06/30/2017 - 13:01