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November 2013 - Next Generation Assessments
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Transitioning to Computer-Based Testing

In her recent article for Education Week, assistant editor Catherine Gewertz provides an objective overview of what you need to know about transitioning to online testing.

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  Reboot Yourself  
  Parent/Student Resources   Inspiration  

Learn More About the PARCC Consortium

“The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) is a consortium of 18 states plus the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands working together to develop a common set of K-12 assessments in English and math anchored in what it takes to be ready for college and careers…”


Learn More About the Smarter Balanced Consortium

“The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness..”

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  Save the Date for the 31st Annual Effective Schools Conference in 2014  
  Planning Tools  

Digital Tools to Prepare Students for Online Assessments

The online assessments will require students to have mastered basic keyboard and word processing skills, navigation of websites, and using online tools. The more exposure students receive from a variety of digital tools, the more prepared students will be. We have collected a small sampling of some tools for both students and teachers.

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