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ERIC Number: ED559465
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Sep
Pages: 68
Abstractor: ERIC
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Implementing Common Core Assessments: Challenges and Recommendations
Council of the Great City Schools
The United States is transforming how it assesses the academic attainment of its schoolchildren. These changes will come, in part, with the implementation of the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia (SBAC) assessments in the spring of 2015, as well as other assessments developed by individual states to measure student performance on the Common Core State Standards or other college- and career-readiness benchmarks. The purpose of this booklet is to help school districts across the country, particularly those in our major cities, get ready for these assessments. The booklet will briefly summarize important features of both major common core assessments (PARCC and SBAC), outline major challenges that school districts will need to attend to when planning for these assessments, and present proposals and recommendations to school districts to help them in the planning process.
Council of the Great City Schools. 1301 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Suite 702, Washington, DC 20004. Tel: 202-393-2427; Fax: 202-393-2400; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Council of the Great City Schools
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Race to the Top