Document Number: 10877Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: States Prepare for Common Core Assessments - Most states have taken steps to start assessing students' Common Core State Standards (CCSS) knowledge or will do so before the assessments developed by the two consortia, Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium are ready in school year 2014-15, according to a recent survey. Forty states responded to the survey. Half have begun to prepare teachers to use assessment results and half are working with schools and districts to plan for extra assistance for students who need help passing CCSS exams. Only eight are considering suspending consequences for schools or individuals based on CCSS performance. (Diane Stark Rentner, Center on Education Policy, August 2013)...
Common Core State Standards and Assessments