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Tying Together the Common Core of Standards, Instruction, and Assessments
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Two officers of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation cowrote this article on resources for school districts to use as they implement the Common Core State Standards.
Common Core State Standards: Assessment Shifts
Webinar: Webinar
In this webinar, Sue Brookhart provides an overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) assessments, identifies assessment shifts, and shares the implications of the Common Core State Standards for school-based formative and summative assessments.
Common Standards and New Assessments for K–12
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Recommendations from the National Forum convened by the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (White Paper). This white paper from the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences discusses the new assessments that will accompany the Common Core State Standards for mathematics.
Curriculum, Assessment, and the CCSM
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This report highlights the key findings from the national conference "Moving Forward Together: Curriculum & Assessment and the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics."
Meeting Standards by Design: Embedding Standards in the UbD™ Framework for Curriculum, Assessment, and Learning
Webinar: Webinar
Curriculum standards are like building codes: you have to meet them, but they are not the point of the design. In this webinar, Grant Wiggins provides practical strategies to ensure that the Common Core State Standards are validly addressed in an engaging, effective, and robust curriculum.

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