Behind the Headline: Assessing Assessments: The New Wave of Testing

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Assessing Assessments: The New Wave of Testing
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Implementation, Implementation, Assessment, Assessment
Education Next blog | 7/18/13

A new report by the Fordham Institute takes a close look at the content, rigor, and quality of the new Common Core-aligned tests, and also at the MCAS, the exam used in Massachusetts which has been considered one of the best tests in the country.

The report, “Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments,” found that the PARCC and Smarter Balanced assessments were most closely aligned to the Common Core standards.

Chester E. Finn, Jr. has written for Ed Next about the importance of getting Common Core assessments right.

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