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Common Core Resources: Rubrics and Assessments

A guide to National University Library's resources for the Common Core State Standards

Assessment

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multistate consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. As a Smarter Balanced governing state, California is a decision-making member.  Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.he Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multistate consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. As a Smarter Balanced governing state, California is a decision-making member. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

  • Sample Items and Performance Tasks External link opens in new window or tab.
    Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium's next-generation assessments.
  • Practice Tests
    The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are now available for grades three through eight and grade eleven in English-language arts and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments.

[CDE: http://www.cde.ca.gov/re/cc/ ]

How Will Common Core Assessments Work? 

Learn the basics with this overview about how the Common Core is being implemented and assessed nationwide.

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).

is a consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers. These new K-12 assessments will build a pathway to college and career readiness by the end of high school, mark students’ progress toward this goal from 3rd grade up, and provide teachers with timely information to inform instruction and provide student support. The PARCC assessments will be ready for states to administer during the 2014-15 school year.

Kathy Schrock"s Guide to Everything--Assessment and Rubrics

Sample Test Items for Common Core Assessments
http://www.parcconline.org/computer-based-samples