What you need to know about School Testing in the USA

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What you need to know about School Testing in the USA

October 16, 2014  |  Culture, Teaching

So I feel “some kind of way” about standardized testing. (I’ll save that for another post.)

FeelingsĀ aside, though, I do believe that access to information is power, and because many of our states use these tests, I wanted to share the latest info from the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessment consortiums. These are the two organizations that write most of the testing for school-aged children in the United States.

What you will see here is standards and sample tests from each of these companies. This represents their latest public thinking as they prepare to assess students in the spring of 2015. (HUGE shout out to Janet and Mary for sharing this with me!)

If you are a teacher, this is another thing that can help you to decide how to use classroom time.

If you are a parent, this can help you to think about the language that your child is probably hearing at school.

— Corn



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