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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
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received queries regarding accountability requirements, particularly in regard to reporting data for subgroups of students. CSAI recently sought to answer this latter question by reviewing the ESSA. Additionally, CSAI reviewed…
Descriptors: Accountability, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, State Standards
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
As part of the U.S. Department of Education's process for peer review of state assessment systems, states are required to submit documentation outlining the processes that they use to develop and administer state assessments in English language arts (ELA), mathematics, and science. States must demonstrate that the assessments are aligned with the…
Descriptors: Listening Skills, Academic Standards, Academic Achievement, English Instruction
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
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. Thirty-eight states submitted…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Accountability, High School Students
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
To comply with Section 1111(e) of 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 assessment systems to the United States Department of Education (ED) for peer review. Thirty-eight states submitted evidence for their assessment…
Descriptors: Federal Legislation, Educational Legislation, Educational Assessment, Compliance (Legal)
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education's review of state assessment systems is an evidence-based, peer review process for which each state submits evidence to demonstrate that its assessment system meets a set of established criteria, called Critical Elements. Critical Elements represent the Elementary and Secondary Education Act statutory and…
Descriptors: Peer Evaluation, State Standards, Evidence Based Practice, Educational Assessment
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This memorandum presents results from a scan of states' accountability and accreditation systems, focusing on measures of student achievement and outcomes that are associated with school improvement. Particular attention was given to indicators that can lead to increased student achievement and school quality other than state assessments. The data…
Descriptors: Accountability, Accreditation (Institutions), Outcome Measures, Academic Achievement
Nelson-Barber, Sharon; Trumbull, Elise – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This monograph explores the ways in which large-scale school reform efforts play out in American Indian/Alaska Native communities and schools, starting from a historical and cultural perspective, and focusing on the translation of research into concrete steps leading to American Indian/Alaska Native student academic success and personal well-being.
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Educational Change, Educational History, Cultural Influences
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This memorandum presents results from the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation's (CSAI) scan of growth models proposed in Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) waivers, with a focus on U.S. states' and territories' differentiation of students who participate in special education programs.
Descriptors: Disabilities, Special Education, State Policy, Educational Policy
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This memorandum presents the results of the most recent scan of student achievement measures, other than state tests, in state teacher evaluation systems. This scan also includes measures of student-centered outcomes unrelated to achievement.
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Achievement Tests, Alternative Assessment, Teacher Evaluation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
The contents of this memorandum present the results of the most recent scan of state teacher evaluation systems. Components of states' systems have been categorized into the following: (1) Student Achievement: Includes measures based on student assessment or other classroom-based performance; (2) Instructional Practice: Includes measures based on…
Descriptors: Teacher Evaluation, State Standards, Teaching Skills, Teacher Competencies