The purpose of this publication from Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers, and the Education Counsel, is to provide states with a workbook to inform the transition to high-quality, College and Career Ready assessments, with a particular focus on the policy, legal, and technical decisions states must address. This workbook (along with state team meetings and other supports) is meant to help each state: 1) evaluate its current readiness for this important transition; 2) identify priority issues for state action; and 3) develop a workplan to guide assessment transition over time. The partners are continuing to revise and expand this document as appropriate to keep information updated and relevant.
This planning tool provides a framework around instruction and supports, communication and coalition-building, and policy, legal, and technical issues, which are then operationalized into a planning framework. While the results on Common Core implementation are still being determined, this document provides state and district officials with a useful way to self-assess and monitor their approach to this transition. The document is available in both PDF and Word formats.