The nonprofit Student Achievement Partners has re-launched its website www.achievethecore.org. The website is a smorgasbord of vetted and aligned Common Core resources for educators. As noted on the new landing page, “This website is full of free content designed to help educators understand and implement the Common Core State Standards. It includes practical tools designed to help students and teachers see their hard work deliver results. achievethecore.org was created in the spirit of collaboration. Please steal these tools and share them with others.”
There is a specific assessment section with questions matched to some of the close reading exemplars. For example, if you have been working with Winn-Dixie you will see an optional student mini-assessment with questions tagged with CCSS alignment. To find this resource, click here and click on the “Assessment Questions” in the frame to the left.