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.
Visitors may try out a few sample test questions on the technology platform that many students will use while taking the PARCC assessments. Sample test questions are provided for elementary, middle, and high school grade bands.
This guide provides sample questions and locations District educators can use to integrate environmental learning into the curriculum through experiences that can extend outside of the classroom. The guide was informed by experienced District teachers and is aligned with the Next Generation...