To sustain and spread formative assessment, districts can benefit from having models of practice within their own schools and classrooms. This guidance is designed to support districts to launch these efforts.
A clear structure for communicating the ongoing benefit of the Common Core is an essential strategy for implementation. This toolkit provides a structure and suggestions for engaging key stakeholders in support of implementation. However, since implementation will vary widely from state to state, this toolkit is designed to help states and their representatives to use […]
Results from pilot/field tests and early implementers have shown significant drops in student scores across grade levels and subjects. During this June 25, 2015 webinar for the Regional Comprehensive Centers, CSAI discussed some of the reasons for these decreases and how the Comprehensive Center network could best support our state education agencies in effectively communicating […]
In this letter, the U.S. Department of Education (USED) provides suggestions for engaging with stakeholders around the implementation of the Every Student Succeeds Act. USED also provides suggested resources to support the development of a stakeholder engagement plan.
As part of efforts to ensure safe and supportive school climates, the U.S. Department of Education released school climate surveys that can be used with middle and high school students, instructional staff, non-instructional staff, and parents and guardians. The web-platform for these surveys can be downloaded for free and hosted on state, local, or school-based […]
As its title suggests, the authors of this publication present information related to recent changes in state and district assessment policies. Those issues include: Graduation Test Policies Test-Based Grade Retention Opting Out of Testing Public Opinion about Tests Tests for College Admissions; and Recommendations for Continued Changes in Test Policies. The authors cite a broad […]