Resource Library


CCSSO Resources: The Every Student Succeeds Act

This resource page from the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) includes information regarding state strategic vision, stakeholder outreach, a comparison of NCLB and ESSA, and strategies for advancing equity. It also provides links to additional resources on accountability, English learners, federal funding streams, school supports and interventions, standards and assessments, teachers and leaders, as well as ESSA implementation considerations.

Resources for ESSA Implementation

The Center on Standards & Assessment Implementation (CSAI) has created a collection of resources to assist state and local education agencies with planning and implementing ESSA. Topics include accountability, assessment, college and career readiness, data use, and special populations.

The Every Student Succeeds Act: What’s in It? What Does It Mean for Equity?

This web page by the Education Trust provides and overview of ESSA and links to additional information about standards, assessments, accountability systems, public reporting, teachers and leaders, and funding.

U.S. Department of Education: Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA)

The U.S. Department of Education provides a description of ESSA, guidance and regulatory information, as well as resources.

Data-Based Decision Making

Center on RTI Resources: Data-Based Decision Making

This website by the Center on Response to Intervention at American Institutes for Research (AIR) provides a number of resources focused on decision making, implementation, and progress monitoring of the RTI process and framework.

Data for Decisions

This initiative by WestEd seeks to help stakeholders gain access to tools, resources, and research to inform their practice and create improved understanding of how high-quality use of data can transform teaching and learning. The site contains a database that allows users to filter searches by topic and/or audiences (e.g., educators, policymakers, researchers).

National Center on Intensive Intervention Resources: Data-Based Decision Making

This website by the National Center on Intensive Intervention at AIR offers a wealth of resources such as publications, webinars, videos, and tool charts that focus on implementation support, progress monitoring, and instructional support.

REL Southeast: State Longitudinal Data System (SLDS) Project

The Regional Educational Laboratory (REL) Southeast initiated this SLDS project to build the existing capacity for research in each state in its service region using the state's longitudinal data system. Each P-20W SLDS includes data from four major sectors: early childhood, K–12, higher education, and the workforce. Currently Florida, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina, and South Carolina have P-20W longitudinal data systems. 

Indian Education

Effective Standards-Based Practices For Native American Students: A Review Of Research Literature

Mid-continent Research for Education and Learning (McREL) produced this document, which is a summary of the evidence of effectiveness of different instructional practices for helping Native American students meet standards. The document discusses the findings and identifies promising practices.

Native American Education Research Alliance

The Native American Education Research Alliance (NAERA), at REL Central, supports efforts to improve academic achievement of Native American students and to develop interventions that serve these students. REL Central offers resources organized by priority area such as educator effectiveness, closing the achievement gap, and postsecondary and workforce readiness.