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Common Core State Standards (CCSS)
Common Core State Standards - Assessment
Common Core State Standards - Assessment
Common Core State Standards
English Language Arts & Literacy Standards
Thursday, 18 April 2013
Update on Process to Adopt a New Assessment Aligned to the Common Core
Thursday, 11 April 2013
Process to Adopt a New Assessment Aligned to the Common Core
Oregon -- with the other Governing States and Smarter Balanced staff -- are implementing the summative, interim, and formative assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Through the 2013-2014 school year Oregon students’ OAKS assessments will continue to be based on the 2003 English Language Arts content standards and 2007/2009 Mathematics content standards.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a collection of more than 30 states that have been working collaboratively since 2009 to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).
CCSS Alternate Assessment
Oregon, with the Partner and other Affiliated States and NCSC staff, is implementing the summative, interim, and formative alternate assessment for mathematics and English language arts beginning in the 2014-2015 school year. Through the 2013-2014 school year Oregon students’ OAKS alternate assessments will continue to be linked to the 2003 English Language Arts content standards and 2007/2009 Mathematics content standards.
Smarter Balanced Pilot Test Toolkit
Member States are encouraged to share information about the Smarter Balanced Pilot Test through email and newsletters to school districts, policymakers, and other education stakeholders.
Sample Summative Items for Teachers
Covering all possible item types (selected response, constructed response, extended response, technology enhanced, and performance tasks), these samples include student items, as well as sample student responses and evaluation rubrics where appropriate. Educators can use these items to get an idea of how to design classroom tasks that will prepare students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Sample Items and Tasks for Students
The items on these sites include a combination of computer adaptive items (selected response, constructed response, extended response) and performance tasks. Items can be scored using sample student responses and their accompanying scores as reference for reviewing your answer.
English Language Arts & Literacy
This website replicates the experience students will have taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment. As with the OAKS training tests, scoring for these tests is not available.
NOTE: Training tests and online calculators can only be accessed using Mozilla Firefox.
English Language Arts
Coming Together to Raise Achievement
This guide is resource on the comprehensive assessment designs and related activites being launched by PARCC and Smarter Balanced.
ELA Literacy Content Specifications
This 1/6/2012 draft document provides Claims, Targets, and terminology that will become part of the Common Assessment’s English Language Arts Test Item Specifications.
Mathematics Content Specifications
This 12/9/2011 draft document provides Claims, Targets, and terminology that will become part of the Common Assessment’s Mathematics Test Item Specifications.
Core Components of the Smarter Balanced System
This document provides a summary of the core components of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
Mathematics Assessment Transition
The upcoming mathematics assessment through Smarter Balanced is in the early stages of development.
Essential Skills OAKS to Smarter BalancedTransition
This document provides a description of the transition from OAKS to the Common Assessment, and the impact on Essential Skills graduation requirements.
Item Development Teacher Recruitment
Planning the Transition from OAKS to Smarter Balanced Assessment
An overview of the shifting of mathematics content from grade to grade, as well as a listing of new content for each grade, with an overview of the vision and development of the Smarter Balanced Common Assessment.
OCTM Professional Development Training Opportunities for 2012-13
Official Oregon Mathematics Problem Solving Scoring Guide, Common Core State Standards Mathematical Practices, or custom-designed training by PDC Members.
Contact information volunteered by Oregon mathematics problem solving teacher leaders
Smarter Balanced Sample Items FAQ
Smarter Balanced Sample Items Talking Points
Smarter Balanced Sample Items Presentation Template
Transition Update November 17, 2011
Transition Update February 14, 2012
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