Spotlight on Common-Core Assessment

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Common-Core Assessment

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

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