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March 24, 2015

Parent Assessment Event Toolkit from the National PTA

The National PTA has created a new website for districts and schools that wish to hold face-to-face parent nights on the new standards-aligned state assessments. The webpage includes step-by-step instructions and materials that district and school administrators can use to host parent nights. Additionally, administrators can listen to a webinar recording that representatives from the National PTA presented on the tools and resources that they created.

March 24, 2015

Classroom Videos and Lesson Materials from Teaching the Core

This collection of classroom videos and associated lesson materials were developed to help K-12 educators implement instructional shifts required by the Common Core State Standards. Accessing the videos and materials are free but require interested educators to sign up. The resources from Teaching the Core were funded by the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.

March 12, 2015

K-12 Center at ETS: Slide Presentation on the Development of Next Generation K-12 Assessments

This presentation by Pat Forgione, Executive Director of the K-12 Center at ETS, provides a comprehensive and informative synopsis of the next generation K-12 assessments, which includes the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments. Also visit the K-12 Center’s Assessment Consortia page for more information.