Consortia assessments – yours, mine or ours?

Education Commissioner Terry Holliday As states moved to implement new, more rigorous college/career-readiness standards in English/language arts and mathematics, they faced a challenge: how would they assess student progress on the new standards? Writing high quality assessment items that truly measure student mastery of the standards would be no small task. It would be both time consuming and [...]

By |2020-01-28T10:44:18-05:00June 24, 2014|

Comment sought on ELA/literacy frameworks

The state-led Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is seeking a second round of public comment on the Model Content Frameworks for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy as part of an on-going development process to ensure the frameworks meet the needs of educators, curriculum directors and school leaders. In November 2011, PARCC released Model Content Frameworks to [...]

By |2012-07-05T13:11:31-04:00June 21, 2012|

Frameworks provide focus for common assessments in English, mathematics

The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) recently released draft model content frameworks for public review. The model content frameworks will identify the big ideas in the Common Core State Standards for each grade level and will help determine the focus for various PARCC assessments being developed by the 24-state consortium. The frameworks are being created [...]

By |2011-08-10T13:39:48-04:00August 11, 2011|
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