Spotlight on Common-Core Assessment
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The Education Week Spotlight on Common-Core Assessment is a collection of articles hand-picked by our editors for their insights on:
- Examining early results on common-core assessments
- Previewing standards-based assessments
- Adopting testing policies and procedures
- Accommodating the needs of special education students
- Designing tests to boost student achievement
You get the seven articles below in a downloadable PDF.
Experts suggest test-makers will be challenged to write items that will measure the depth of knowledge expected.
August 22, 2012 – Education Week
As states move to common-core exams, many students at first will take paper-and-pencil assessments, raising questions about educational equity and the comparability of results.
October 30, 2013 – Education Week
Language translations and a read-aloud option are among the accommodations approved by the Smarter Balanced group.
September 18, 2013 – Education Week
Small teams from all District of Columbia schools have been analyzing student test performance from 2012-13 to guide teachers' instruction in the new school year.
September 11, 2013 – Education Week
Special educators clue test developers in on the hurdles ahead in designing assessments for students with disabilities.
June 6, 2012 – Education Week
Postponing high stakes for the common-core assessments would delay important progress, writes Alice Johnson Cain of Teach Plus.
June 5, 2013 – Education Week
The overall academic performance of U.S. students will never equal that of our toughest international competitors if we continue to focus on high-stakes tests alone, write Marc Tucker, Linda Darling-Hammond, and John Jackson.
October 9, 2013 – Education Week
Common Core Assessment and Curriculum
The common-core standards are giving new shape to curriculum and student assessment across the country. This Spotlight explains how the standards will impact curriculum development and the crafting of common assessments.