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Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
This brief is designed to support states, districts, and schools in developing strategies to support the academic achievement of American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) students. The brief overview discusses strategies for addressing achievement barriers that AI/AN students might face in school, as well as how school leaders can develop a master…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Educational Improvement, Outcomes of Education, American Indian Students
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
Career and Technical Education (CTE) standards can be defined as clearly articulated expectations of what students should know and be able to do at the end of a CTE program or course. Similar to other academic standards, CTE standards may be course specific and created in conjunction with expert and community stakeholder input and review. This…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Academic Standards, Relevance (Education), Career Readiness
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), contains a requirement for a 1% cap on the participation of students with the most significant cognitive disabilities in the state alternate assessment, based on alternate academic achievement standards. The 1% cap is designed to limit the number of…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Alternative Assessment, Student Participation, Elementary Secondary Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), includes new provisions that are designed to support English learners' (ELs) participation in statewide testing. To facilitate testing of ELs and to support their testing participation, ESSA includes stipulations for states to administer content…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
As a way to increase student engagement and encourage students to connect to their learning, some states have begun efforts to incorporate ethnic studies into state content standards. Ethnic studies standards focus on the "knowledge and perspectives of an ethnic or racial group, reflecting narratives and points of view rooted in that group's…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Academic Standards, State Standards, State Programs
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
In order to comply with the regulations put forth by the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), states are required to submit evidence associated with their statewide accountability systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Some states have elected to…
Descriptors: College Entrance Examinations, Peer Evaluation, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
On March 13, 2017, the United States Department of Education (USED) released a revised template for the Consolidated State Plan under section 8302 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of the Consolidated State Plan is to provide stakeholders with quality,…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Elementary Secondary Education, Federal Legislation, Statewide Planning
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2019
Computerized adaptive testing (CAT), which was first developed four decades ago, begins with a large pool of questions and then selects individual questions for test takers, depending on their responses as they progress. As the test taker answers questions correctly, the questions become more difficult. As the test taker answers incorrectly, the…
Descriptors: Computer Assisted Testing, Adaptive Testing, Item Banks, Barriers
Herman, Joan L.; Mancevice, Nicole – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
Testing--as any administrator, teacher, or student will share, there is a lot of it going on in schools. It is not only the formal testing that many parents may remember from their school days. There is now a wide array of different kinds of assessment initiated by states, districts, schools, and classroom teachers. Why all this attention to…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Student Evaluation, Access to Information, Scores
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
States often use summative assessments as a measure to determine students' readiness for college and career tracks. Some states administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) or Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments to measure high school student performance on college and…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Assessment, State Standards
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
As states review, refine, and implement new academic standards, professional learning activities,also known as professional development (PD), should be scheduled in order to support educators. At the request of a state education agency, the Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation (CSAI) conducted a scan of six states' PD opportunities…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Faculty Development, Inservice Teacher Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
Reliability is a measure of consistency. It is the degree to which student results are the same when they take the same test on different occasions, when different scorers score the same item or task, and when different but equivalent tests are taken at the same time or at different times. Reliability is about making sure that different test forms…
Descriptors: Test Reliability, Test Validity, Student Evaluation, Test Bias
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
The recommendations in this brief create a framework for using data effectively to make instructional decisions. The availability of student-level data for educators has pushed forward the movement to strengthen the role of data to guide instruction and improve student learning. While improvements in technology and assessments, as well as recent…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Information Utilization, Data Collection, Data Analysis
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2018
To understand standards alignment in the context of curriculum and assessment, it is important to understand what standards are, what curriculum consists of, what assessments are, and what alignment means in the context of curriculum and assessment. Standards indicate what students should know and be able to do within a particular content area,…
Descriptors: Alignment (Education), Academic Standards, Curriculum, Educational Assessment
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
Over the course of developing Consolidated State Plans, states have spent time evaluating their accountability systems. Many of the accountability requirements of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001, such as the inclusion of academic measures of students' proficiency on annual assessments, graduation rates, and English learners' progress toward…
Descriptors: Educational Quality, School Effectiveness, Accountability, Academic Achievement
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