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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
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
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
Standards for early learning (e.g., children ages 0-5; prekindergarten, preschool, and younger) vary widely in their technical quality and specificity. The Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) recently conducted a literature review to determine the landscape in early learning standards and science, specifically centered on the…
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Early Childhood Education, Preschool Education, Science Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
This report provides a summary of the 17 Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) plans submitted by May 31, 2017 to the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of this report is to provide an at-a-glance look at how states articulated decisions related to standards, assessment, accountability, and instruction of English learners in their submitted…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
Ensuring that students graduate high school prepared for college and careers has become a national priority in the last decade. To support this goal, states have adopted rigorous college and career readiness (CCR) standards in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics. Additionally, states have begun to require students to pass assessments, in…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Graduation Requirements, Career Readiness, College Readiness
Mancevice, Nicole; Herman, Joan L. – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) set the expectation that students will be able to navigate multiple texts, evaluate the claims that authors make, notice and account for any conflicting points of view, and synthesize information as they develop an understanding of a concept or event. CCRS establish these learning expectations, but they do…
Descriptors: Reading Comprehension, Content Area Reading, Lesson Plans, Teaching Guides
Neri, Rebecca; Lozano, Maritza; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
New college and career ready standards (CCRS) have established more rigorous expectations of learning for all learners, including English learner (EL) students, than what was expected in previous standards. A common feature in these new content-area standards, such as the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics and the…
Descriptors: English Language Learners, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Principles
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
As states begin to revisit or revise their accountability systems to include an additional indicator of school quality or success under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received queries regarding whether and how states are measuring school climate and stakeholder…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Quality
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
As states begin to revisit or revise their accountability systems to include an additional indicator of school quality or success under the new Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received queries regarding whether and how states are measuring school climate and stakeholder…
Descriptors: Educational Legislation, Federal Legislation, Accountability, Educational Quality
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
As states examine efforts to ensure college and career readiness for all students, review and possible revision of their content standards may be part of these efforts. Based on questions CSAI has received regarding how states undergo the process of revising content standards, a report was created to compile information for stakeholders interested…
Descriptors: State Standards, Academic Standards, Change, Elementary Secondary Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This memorandum provides a summary of the indicators of college- and career-readiness used in nine states: Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Utah. This scan was conducted at the request of the California Comprehensive Center, and focuses on data from states' Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)…
Descriptors: College Readiness, Career Readiness, Educational Indicators, Elementary Secondary Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This memorandum presents results from a scan of states' English language arts (ELA) standards for writing, with specific attention to references of cursive writing. This work was conducted by the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI). Using information posted on public web sites for each state and the District of Columbia, the…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Academic Standards, Writing Achievement, Handwriting
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This memorandum presents results from the Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation's (CSAI's) most recent scan of state assessment systems, with attention to changes from the previous school year to the 2014-2015 school year. CSAI derived the information reported in this memorandum from websites maintained by state, district, and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Measurement, Common Core State Standards, Academic Standards