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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: Graduation Requirements, High Schools, State Standards, Exit Examinations
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
With today's greater focus on preparing students for college and careers, the Center on Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) recently conducted a review of the coursework that states are requiring students to complete in order to receive a high school diploma, and of what diploma options are available for students in each state. This…
Descriptors: Required Courses, Graduation Requirements, High Schools, Core Curriculum
Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2016
Over the past few years, opposition to statewide assessments around the nation has grown. A U.S. News & World Report article noted that as many as 500,000 students are opting out of state tests, including approximately one in five New York students. More commonly known as the opt-out movement, parents concerned about the quality and use of…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Standardized Tests, State Standards, Parent Attitudes
Jones, Barbara; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Tobiason, Glory; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Educational Resources, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Gifted Disadvantaged
Heritage, Margaret; Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This publication provides a framework, the Fundamentals of Learning (FOL), to assist teachers in transitioning to the classroom practices called for in the College- and Career-Ready Standards (CCRS). The content of this resource is drawn from leading theory and research about learning and assessment and from an examination of the Common Core State…
Descriptors: Fundamental Concepts, Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Resources
Mancevice, Nicole; Lozano, Maritza; Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Heritage, Margaret; Chang, Sandy; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist educators as they use College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) to plan instruction for diverse learners. Although the processes described in this resource use the Common Core State Standards (CCSS; National Governors Association…
Descriptors: Language Arts, Literacy, Common Core State Standards, Career Readiness
Jones, Barbara; Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2015
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Program Implementation, Guides
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 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, 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
Tobiason, Glory; Chang, Sandy; Heritage, Margaret; Jones, Barbara; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Career Readiness, College Readiness, Educational Resources, Educational Practices
Tobiason, Glory; Heritage, Margaret; Chang, Sandy; Jones, Barbara; Herman, Joan – Center on Standards and Assessments Implementation, 2014
This resource is part of a series produced by the Center for Standards and Assessment Implementation (CSAI) to assist teachers and those who support teachers to plan teaching and learning from College and Career Ready Standards (CCRS) for all students, including students with disabilities, English learners, academically at-risk students, students…
Descriptors: Formative Evaluation, Lesson Plans, Educational Planning, Career Readiness
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
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
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