Assessment

Proposals for English-Proficiency Tests for the ‘Common Core’

By Mary Ann Zehr — June 27, 2011 1 min read

In late August, the U.S. Department of Education is expected to announce whether it has selected one winner or two to receive the $10.7 million in funds it is providing to create English-language-proficiency tests for the states’ common-core academic standards. California is leading one of the two consortia of states that applied. Wisconsin is leading the other.

A reader’s inquiry today caused me to realize that we had failed to provide links to the summaries of the applications submitted by those states to develop the tests that I described in an article published by Education Week earlier this month.

The summaries are now available through links to the online article, and you can also find them here and here.

A version of this news article first appeared in the Learning the Language blog.