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Council of Chief State School Officers, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), signed into law on December 10, 2015, requires that state education agencies (SEAs) establish standardized, statewide entrance and exit procedures for their English learners (ELs), including ELs with disabilities. For certain ELs with…
Descriptors: Disabilities, English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Student Needs
Forte, Ellen – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2017
Large-scale academic assessments have played a dominant role in U.S. federal and state education policies over the past couple of decades. Among the many validity issues that presently concern test users is the evaluation of alignment among large-scale assessments and the academic content and performance standards on which they are based. This…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Measurement, Academic Standards, Educational Policy
Linquanti, Robert; Cook, H. Gary – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
States participating in the four federally-funded assessment consortia are required to establish a "common definition of English Learner." This includes the two Race to the Top academic assessment consortia and the two Enhanced Assessment Grant English language proficiency (ELP) assessment consortia. This paper provides guidance that…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Definitions, Consortia, Educational Legislation
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2012
Many states have begun the process of developing or adapting English Language Proficiency (ELP) standards to align with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and the forthcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). This need stems not only from a desire to ensure that "all" students receive the rigorous and systematic education…
Descriptors: State Standards, Stakeholders, Instructional Design, English (Second Language)
Auty, Bill; Brockmann, Frank – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2012
School accountability is subject to considerable scrutiny. It generates sharp political debate, policy challenges, and continuous discussion. Growth models are now a part of that discussion. To many practitioners the sheer volume of "important to know" information is daunting. The members of the Technical Issues in Large Scale Assessment…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Measurement, Elementary Schools
Goldschmidt, Pete; Choi, Kilchan; Beaudoin, J.P. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2012
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) has had several tangible effects on education and the monitoring of education. There have been both intended and unintended consequences. ESEA's newer generation of federal programs, such as Race to the Top, and the recent ESEA flexibility guidelines, have continued to push development of methods…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Measurement, Elementary Schools
Linquanti, Robert; Cook, H. Gary – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2013
The U.S. Department of Education (USED) requires states participating in either of the two Race to the Top assessment consortia (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers [PARCC]), as well as those participating in either of the two Enhanced Assessment Grant (EAG) English language…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Second Language Learning, Language Proficiency, Politics of Education
Domaleski, Christopher – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
As the number of end of course (EOC) tests has increased along with an expansion of their role in accountability, development and implementation decisions are more important than ever. This process starts with articulating how the assessment fits into a credible theory of action that describes how all elements of the system will work together to…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Educational Objectives, Testing Programs, Program Implementation
Christensen, L.; Carver, W.; VanDeZande, J.; Lazarus, S. – Council of Chief State School Officers, 2011
The Council of Chief State School Officers' "Accommodations Manual: How to Select, Administer, and Evaluate the Use of Accommodations for Instruction and Assessment of Students with Disabilities" was first developed to establish guidelines for states to use for the selection, administration, and evaluation of accommodations for…
Descriptors: Academic Accommodations (Disabilities), Academic Achievement, Guides, Program Development
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2010
This policy statement presents a vision for a "new deal" to guide reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (ESEA). First, states must continue to lead the way with bold, thoughtful education reforms to ensure that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career. This includes developing and…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Achievement Gap
Council of Chief State School Officers, 2007
The National Governors Association, Council of Chief State School Officers, and the National Association of State Boards of Education jointly devised recommendations in 11 areas in order to achieve America's education goals for every student since the passage of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) of 2001. These recommendations included giving…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Rewards, Elementary Secondary Education, State Boards of Education