Center on Education Policy Newsletter
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.
Report (PDF format, 322 KB)
Press Release (PDF format, 86.9 KB)