Both assessment consortia released frameworks for their assessments in August 2011, inviting comment (during the time when most school folks were on vacation). The framework documents are attached. Given that regardless of our enthusiasm for the Common Core, we need to keep an even sharper eye on the assessments, it is good that the consortia have started to share their work and ideas. Whether the work and ideas are good, well, that's what we need to figure out. Download 'em, check them out, say what you see and think.