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. 

Education Department Releases Proposals for Consideration by ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee (Press Release)

The U.S. Department of Education has sent updated proposals to the ESSA Negotiated Rulemaking Committee in advance of the committee's April 6–8, 2016 meeting. These proposals have been updated based on input from the March committee meeting.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/04/2016 - 14:20

Statute Regarding Assessments

This resource links to the text of the statute language regarding assessments, their administration, and any alternatives or exemptions that may be instituted.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 15
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:34

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: 13
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:45

Statute Regarding Supplement, Not Supplant

This resource links to the statute language regarding the use of federal funds to supplement, but not supplant, funding for student assessment.

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 21
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 08:50

Meeting Agenda: April 6–8, 2016

This is the agenda for the second negotiated rulemaking committee meeting, which took place from April 6–8, 2016.  

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 14
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:06

Issue Paper: Supplement Not Supplant (Updated for Session 2)

This updated version of the Supplement Not Supplant paper, which was first discussed in the March negotiated rulemaking session, outlines updated proposed regulatory language. This drafted language seeks to ensure that Title I, Part A funds are used to supplement funds that would be available from...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 23
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:21

Issue Paper 1: Computer-Adaptive Tests (Updated for Session 2)

Based on discussion from the first negotiated rulemaking committee session, this paper provides updated suggested regulatory language regarding computer-adaptive testing. This updated language provides suggestion regulations that ensure requirements for content standards and alternate assessments...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 26
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 09:28

Issue Paper 2: The Exception for Advanced Mathematics Assessments in 8th Grade (Updated for Session 2)

Based on the March negotiated rulemaking session in March 2016, this paper provides updated proposed regulatory language regarding testing exceptions for students taking advanced mathematics in grade 8. Rather than take the state's grade 8 mathematics assessment, the proposed regulation would allow...

Type: Knowledge
Number of views: 24
Date created: 04/11/2016 - 10:41