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. 

Practices that Support Data Use in Urban High Schools, Journal of Education for Students Placed at Risk (JESPAR)

This article summarizes initial findings of a case study investigating data use in five low-performing urban high schools undergoing comprehensive school-wide reform. The case study investigated the ways in which disaggregated data were used to examine progress and guide improvement; factors and...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 6
Date created: 03/22/2017 - 14:19

Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as Amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act—Innovative Assessment Demonstration Authority: A Proposed Rule by the Education Department on 7/11/2016

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 B. These regulations provide stipulations for states, or a consortium of states, regarding the use of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 8
Date created: 12/15/2016 - 15:19

Making Career Readiness Count

The purpose of this brief is to ensure that the “career” in states’ college- and career-ready standards is not an afterthought but features prominently in states’ accountability and public reporting systems. The brief examines how states are currently using career-focused indicators in...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 10
Date created: 02/26/2015 - 13:24

New Science Standards: A Readiness Assessment for State Boards of Education

From the Publisher: "This document consists of a self-assessment matrix—a Standards Readiness Assessment—as well as guidance and explanations that SBE (state board of education) members can use interactively to help determine their state’s overall readiness to adopt and implement science standards...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 11
Date created: 06/02/2015 - 16:00

Mapping State Proficiency Standards onto NAEP Scales: Results From the 2013 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

From the report summary: "This report, the fifth in the series, maps state proficiency standards onto the NAEP scales by using state public school data for the 2012–13 school year and the 2013 NAEP assessments in reading and mathematics for grades 4 and 8. The report also includes analyses of the...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 11
Date created: 06/30/2015 - 18:26

Executive Summary - Making the Most of Interim Assessment Data: Lessons from Philadelphia

This multi-method qualitative study focuses on interim data use in 10 low performing elementary schools in Philadelphia. It focuses on how schools and instructional communities within those schools (grade level teams, instructional leadership teams) use interim data for instructional improvement at...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 11
Date created: 03/23/2017 - 15:49

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

Assessing Learning

This paper is part of a suite created by the organization Students at the Center. From the introduction: "Students at the Center synthesizes existing research on key components of student-centered approaches to learning. The papers that launch this project renew attention to the importance of...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 13
Date created: 05/04/2015 - 14:01

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