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Evidence and Argument

Dr. Michael Kamil, Emeritus Professor at Stanford University and contributing author to the ELA Common Core State Standards, explains what students need to know about evidence. He notes that research about argumentation and citing evidence indicates that schools are not … Continue reading

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Sample Items and Performance Tasks, Released

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has posted sample items and performance tasks matched to the “rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy” standards in Common Core. Likewise, the sample items can be used by educators “to begin planning … Continue reading

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