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Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2017
School and district officials responsible for assessing the English Language Proficiency (ELP) of newcomer students (those who are new to formal schooling in the United States) face a dilemma with regards to timing and multiple assessments when those newcomers arrive later in the school year. To determine what states are providing in their Every…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), English Language Learners, Language Proficiency, Immigrants
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
This report provides results from the most recent update of information about the early childhood assessment practices of individual states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. It is divided into the following sections: (1) The Importance of Early Childhood Education; (2) The Role of Early Childhood Assessments; (3) Types of Assessment…
Descriptors: Early Childhood Education, Evaluation Methods, Educational Assessment, Preschool Education
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
This update discusses what states are doing to mitigate the trend of parents keeping their children out of statewide assessments. Over the last few years, the United States has seen growing opposition to statewide assessments, as evidenced in the increasing numbers of parents (or guardians) who are deciding not to have their children participate…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Parent Attitudes
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
With the increased inclusion of student academic growth in school accountability decisions, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has received multiple queries regarding how states are incorporating student growth measures into their accountability systems. CSAI recently sought to answer this question through a scan of state…
Descriptors: Achievement Gains, Outcome Measures, Accountability, Measurement
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
The Pre-Kindergarten/Kindergarten Assessment tab of the State of the States section of the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) website provides information on the design, development, and implementation of state-funded pre-kindergarten and kindergarten assessments that are intended to measure school readiness, both before and…
Descriptors: Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Kindergarten, Student Evaluation
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
In the past year, a number of states have eliminated the requirements for high school exit or graduation examinations and retroactively issued diplomas to students who had completed all other graduation requirements but had not passed the required examinations. On the other hand, some states have begun to require students to pass a civics test as…
Descriptors: State Standards, Graduation Requirements, High School Students, Civics
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, 2016
This report highlights states' school accountability systems, with an eye on the states that include a measure of student growth in their accountability system. For each state, the report includes: (1) Proficiency measures; (2) Growth measures; and (3) Additional measures such as graduation and dropout rates. The report also provides an overview…
Descriptors: Accountability, Achievement Gains, State Standards, Educational Legislation
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
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
As the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) is implemented, states are evaluating their accountability systems to gauge these systems' alignment with ESSA stipulations. The implementation of ESSA provides states with opportunities to change the compositions of their accountability systems and to select indicators that are aligned with their visions…
Descriptors: Accountability, State Standards, Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Legislation
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