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Standards and Assessment

Standards and Assessment

NEXT GENERATION ASSESSMENTS

kids raising handsThe new school year will see states implementing new common statewide standardized assessments. These assessments are part of the Common Core State Standards Initiative to evaluate students based on new rigorous standards in English Language Arts and mathematics. Learn about these new assessments and how they were developed.

 

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COMMON CORE

boy scienceThe Common Core State Standards Initiative (CCSSI) was launched in June 2009. The objective was to identify and develop a common set of core knowledge and skills mastery in English language arts and mathematics every high school graduate would need to enter college or a career ready to succeed.

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COMMON CORE LEGISLATION DATABASE

capitolThe NCSL Common Core bill tracking database tracks state legislation on Common Core related legislation.The database includes introduced, pending, enacted and failed legislation.

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ASSESSMENT CONSORTIA

 classroomTo meet the need for Common Core aligned assessments, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $300 million to two assessment consortium, PARCC and Smarter Balanced, in 2010. The consortia are in the process of developing, testing, and working with states to implement the new assessments.

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OVERVIEW | STANDARDS AND ASSESSMENT

 

Standards and Assessments are the two greatest drivers of education reform. Statewide student standards are being established across the country as states set benchmarks for what students need to know and be able to do at each grade level. After academic standards are established, state policymakers turn their attention to creating statewide assessments. Though virtually all 50 states have adopted their own state standards, all 50 states are in different places in implementation.

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  • Common Student Assessments: What Legislators Need to Know

    In the 2014-2015 school year, many states will implement new common assessments that are aligned to their new common college and career-ready standards. Hear experts from the two assessment consortia, PARCC and Smarter Balanced, for an update on this work and what it means for your state.

  • Next Generation Assessments

    This brief provides an overview of the next generation assessments state will implement in the 2014-2015 school year including PARCC, Smarter Balanced and alternative assessments.

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