Coming Together to Raise Achievement: New Assessments for the Common Core State Standards
The Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS offers this updated guide that describes and illustrates the assessment designs and related activities being launched by the five federally funded State Assessment Consortia. The guide is intended to spark dialogue about K-12 assessment and measurement to benefit high-quality teaching and student learning among and within states and education stakeholders.
The five assessment development initiatives include two comprehensive assessment consortia: the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium; two alternate assessment consortia: the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Consortium and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC) Consortium; and an English Language Proficiency (ELP) Assessment C.
This timeline features major milestones in the design, development and refinement of the PARCC K-12 assessments in English and math, scheduled for states to begin administering during the 2014-2015 school year.
This site is a roadmap that lays the foundation for District-wide implementation and integration of environmental education into K-12 curriculum.