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. 

Dear Colleague Letter on the Transition to ESSA - December 18, 2015

This guidance letter provides information on the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). In this letter, the U.S. Department of Education discusses:

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 49
Date created: 02/08/2016 - 16:25

Dear Colleague Letter on ESSA - January 28, 2016

This letter provides additional guidance regarding ESSA implementation, particularly regarding issues that impact state operations during the 2016–2017 school year. For the 2016–2017 school year, formula grant recipients are expected to operate under the plans, procedures, and requirements in...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 46
Date created: 02/10/2016 - 12:29

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: 204
Date created: 02/10/2016 - 12:49

Dear Colleague Letter on the New ESSA Law - December 10, 2015

This letter addresses the authorization of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and provides a brief overview of how the law's principles address educational opportunities for all students. Contact information and a site for updated information on ESSA are included in this letter. 

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 64
Date created: 02/10/2016 - 12:58

Transitioning to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): Frequently Asked Questions

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education presents and answers questions regarding states' transition to the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Questions about the act's flexibility for states, program requirements, and reporting requirements are also included. This guidance document will...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 79
Date created: 02/26/2016 - 10:23

Considerations for State Leaders in the Design of School Accountability Systems under the Every Student Succeeds Act

The recently passed Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) differs significantly from its predecessor, known as the No Child Left Behind Act. The new ESSA provides only a narrow timeline for states to adjust their accountability systems. This publication provides initial guidance for this adjustment...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 118
Date created: 02/29/2016 - 11:46

Every Student Succeeds Act

This is the full text of the Every Student Succeeds Act.

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 71
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 10:46

The Negotiated Rulemaking Process for the Every Student Succeeds Act—Frequently Asked Questions

In this document, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provides an overview of the negotiated rulemaking process, during which USED works with constituent representatives in developing proposed regulations. Under ESSA, negotiated rulemaking must be undertaken to develop proposed regulations...

Type: Guidance
Number of views: 26
Date created: 03/10/2016 - 11:12

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