2013 Common Core Standards - Assessment Consortia: An Overview
Presenter: Annette Carey - Office of Special Education, Dept. of Education, WV
In 2010 and 2011, the U.S. Department of Education awarded a total of five grants to the Consortia of states to support the development of new assessment systems—two Comprehensive Assessment Consortia, two Alternate Assessment Consortia, and one English Proficiency Assessment Consortium. Forty-six states will participate in the two Comprehensive Assessment Consortia (Smarter Balance and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) and thirty-nine states will participate in the two Alternate Assessment Consortia (Dynamic Learning Maps and National Center and State Collaborative). These formative assessments are designed to measure student’s progress in obtaining the Common Core Standards. This webinar gives a general overview and introduction of the 4 consortia and provides perspective on implications for State Deaf-Blind Projects.