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Year 3 of Implementing the Common Core State Standards: States Prepare for Common Core Assessments

Author(s): Diane Stark Rentner
Published: August 28, 2013

This report, based on a spring 2013 survey of state education agency officials in Common Core-adopting states, highlights states’ efforts to prepare for the administration of Common Core-aligned assessments, including plans to assess students' mastery of the standards prior to the administration of the state consortia-developed assessments, efforts to prepare teachers to interpret and use the results of the Common Core-aligned tests to improve student learning, and actions to inform parents and other stakeholders about potential lower student pass-rates on the exams.  The report also discusses state education officials’ views of certain features of the state consortia-developed assessments.

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