News in Brief

Consortium Releases Online Practice Tests

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two major groups of states designing tests matched to the Common Core State Standards, has released sets of online sample test questions for grades 3-8 and 11 in English/language arts and math, the two subjects covered by the standards.

Included in the mock-up test are constructed-response, selected-response, and technology-enhanced items, as well as performance tasks, or extended-length activities that ask students to apply skills and knowledge to "real world" problems.

The new tests will be given online in participating states during the 2014-15 academic year.

Vol. 32, Issue 35, Page 4

Published in Print: June 12, 2013, as Consortium Releases Online Practice Tests
Related Stories
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories