January 9, 2015

PARCC Test Item of the Week

From now until the start of the spring assessments, PARCC will post one test item per week to show the kinds of questions that students can expect on the tests. Click here for PARCC’s test item of the week.

January 9, 2015

Common Core Math for All Students

In this post from the Teaching Channel, teacher Lily Jones shows how teachers Tahlequah High School in Tahlequah, Oklahoma are collaborating to differentiate Common Core math instruction for special education.

December 19, 2014

Alternate Assessment Consortia Updated Summaries

The K-12 Center at ETS has created updated summaries (with illustrations) on the designs of two alternate assessment consortia—the Dynamic Learning Maps (DLM) Alternate Assessment Consortium and the National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC). The one-page summaries can be accessed on the K-12 Center’s alternate assessment consortia page.

December 19, 2014

Registration Extended for ELPA21 Field Test

ELPA21 has extended registration for its Field Test and Platform and System Trial until January 16, 2015. Field testing will take place February 2, and this is an opportunity for teachers, administrators, and schools to preview the ELPA21 online assessment and “test the test.”

December 19, 2014

Smarter Balanced Pilot Automated Research Studies Report

Want to learn more about automated scoring? Read this research report from Smarter Balanced's pilot testing of its automated scoring system.