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35 Mini-Assessments Added to 63000Resources.com

The full set of Mini-Assessments has been added to http://www.63000resources.com through the link here. The Mini-Assessments are well aligned to the Next Generation Assessments and teachers throughout Washoe have discovered that they are a good gauge of how students are … Continue reading

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Darling-Hammond & Polikoff on Standards and Assessment

In a presentation before the Maryland State Education Association, Stanford professor Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond and University of Southern California professor Dr. Morgan Polikoff overview the Common Core State Standards and contextualize previous state standards and assessments. Certainly worth watching the … Continue reading

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ELA Mini Assessments

This is a belated post on the Mini Assessments (MA) we used in Session 3 or the Core Task implementation Project. The MA’s can be used to formatively gauge student growth on important literary dispositions including working with academic vocabulary; … Continue reading

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Principles for CCSS-Aligned Quality Assessments

 The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) has released a set of principles to help in the creation of Common Core-aligned tests. Chris Minnich, Executive Director, Council of Chief State School Officers, writes, the principles “help states hold themselves and their assessments accountable for high quality.” A review of the principles reveals a tight alignment between what … Continue reading

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The New achievethecore.org

 The nonprofit Student Achievement Partners has re-launched its website http://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 … Continue reading

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