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Common Core Standards for Assessment

CA Common Core State Standards

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

From the California Department of Education:

"The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a multi-state consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. As a Smarter Balanced governing state, California is a decision-making member. Smarter Balanced assessments are designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness."


Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Factsheet for Parents

Video Resources


What Should Parents Know About the New California Common Core Assessments?
(An introductory video from EngageNY for parents about the Common Core State Standards)

How Will the Common Core Assessments be Harder and What Will That Mean?

(An introductory video from EngageNY regarding the new assessments)


What is Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT)? 


Embedded Universal Tools and Online Features


Performance Task Overview

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