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From the website: "English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives examines the research on English learners (ELs)’ learning, teaching, and assessment in STEM subjects and provides guidance on how to improve learning outcomes in STEM for these students. This report...

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From the website: "This primer introduces four key factors that impact learning: cognition, motivation, identity, and individual variability. We selected these areas because a wealth of research indicates that each plays a critical role in how learning happens. Using this research, we developed a...

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More than 200 individuals gathered in Boston, MA on October 18 and 19, 2018 for the 1% Cap National Convening. The purpose of the 1% Cap National Convening was to support states as they work with local education agencies to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) requirement of a 1% cap on...

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes new provisions that are designed to support ELs’ participation in statewide testing. To facilitate testing of ELs and to support their testing participation, ESSA includes stipulations for...

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CSAI presented at the Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) Standards, Assessments, and Accountability System Negotiated Rulemaking Committee meeting on state requirements related to English Learners under the Every Student Succeeds Act.  In the presentation, CSAI shared federal policy requirements,...

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The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) developed this protocol document to support districts and schools through curriculum design, review, and revision processes. This tool stems from CSAI's work with a school district on curricular redesign and reflects questions and...

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CSAI recently presented to Early Childhood, Assessment, and Accountability staff from seven states at the request of the Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC) as a professional learning event for their Early Childhood Community of Practice.  Through this presentation, CSAI addressed the following...

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This white paper, developed in collaboration with the Delaware Department of Education, presents a new model for evaluating the cognitive ranges of large-scale assessment specific to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Conventional cognitive complexity models for large-scale assessments...

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Every year, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) hosts the National Conference on Student Assessment (NCSA). This year’s conference, held June 24–26 in Orlando, focused on the theme Measure What Matters and Create Accountability for Equity, with the explicit goal of “giving states a...

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State education agency staff may have questions about the peer review process and how their state's assessment practices correlate with its requirements. This resource is designed to provide insight into peer review requirements and how states might demonstrate that their assessment practices meet...

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To support technical assistance providers and state education agency staff in developing state peer review submissions, CSAI developed this document to describe and support the submission development process. This document includes suggestions for collecting, analyzing, and cataloguing documents...

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This CSAI-developed resource contains an overview of the peer review process, including each of the critical elements included in the peer review process. For each critical element, this document contains information on how CSAI can support states in documenting how each critical element can be...

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CSAI developed briefs to provide an overview of the feedback USED provided to states that administer the ACT as part of their statewide assessment system. To administer ACT in this way, states need approval from the U.S. Department of Education to ensure that peer review requirements are met. This...

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CSAI reviewed the decision letters sent to states regarding peer review of state assessment systems. Based on this review, CSAI developed reports to summarize the kind of feedback states were given, including identification of the Critical Elements that states need to submit additional evidence for...

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To support instructors as they support English learners in developing both English proficiency and content knowledge, CSAI developed this brief. This brief provides instructional suggestions for supporting English learners in the classroom, with suggestion for different academic disciplines.

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As states implement new or updated English language development (ELD) standards, there may be questions about can states can support understanding of ELD standards and their instructional use. This brief presents examples of ELD standards implementation in eight different states, with a focus on...

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