WestEd has launched the Center on Standards, Assessment, and Accountability (CSAA) to build upon the expertise and technical assistance work and resources previously provided to states through the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI). The goal of the Center remains to implement student-focused accountability systems that are customized and research-based to deliver fair and valid measurements of student performance, while guiding educators and policymakers on making the best use of results.
While operating CSAI from 2005 until 2019, WestEd provided support for state education agencies (SEAs) and local education agencies (LEAs) in developing comprehensive content standards and standards-based assessment and accountability systems. Our work impacted students in all U.S. states and territories, of all ages and learning paths, including early childhood, K–12, postsecondary, and career and technical education. Our experts partnered with clients nationwide, providing policy guidance and assessment design services that were responsive to local contexts.
Through CSAA, we continue to deliver high-quality technical assistance to states, now coupled with our WestEd services designed to improve teaching and learning and drive informed decision making about standards, assessment, and accountability at the federal, state, and local levels.
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