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Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC)
PARCC is a consortium of 24 states, and will release its assessments for the 2014-15 school year. PARCC provides an implementation page on its website with guides, webinars, workbooks, and resources. PARCC also offers a page called In the Classroom which is designed specifically for teachers. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)
- Click here to a link for PARCC Assessment Items: http://commoncoreca.ocde.us/Assets/Common+Core/CCCS+Assessment+PARCC/PARCC+ELA+Sample+Items.pdf
- PARCC released a series of prototypes in August 2012. You can find them here: http://www.parcconline.org/samples/item-task-prototypes
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium consists of 22 governing and five advisory states and will release assessments for the 2014-15 school year. Smarter Balanced provides a resource page, with various articles and links, and information about Race to the Top.
- Click here for a link to Smarter Balanced Assessment items: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter-balanced-assessments/ (Scroll down and download zip files for ELA grades 3-5, ELA grades 6-8 and ELA grades 9-11). There are folders arranged by the "claim about student performance" that the task is supposed to support. Very confusing...but there are samples there.
Educational Testing Service's Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management
Educational Testing Service (ETS) is now working with Smarter Balanced and PARCC on the new systems of assessment through its Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management. The K-12 center has created graphic illustrations to explain each of the two systems. (Download the PDF for PARCC or the PDF for Smarter Balanced.) The center also publishes webinars, reports, PowerPoint presentations, and a PDF guide on its work with PARCC and SBAC. You can get an overview on the Common State Assessments page.