Your kids will soon get new tests

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Your kids will soon get new tests

Their teachers will be evaluated differently, too
For Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., teaching an art lesson, her school has begun implementing the national Common Core State Standards for academics. Field tests for two main assessments, which were created to be based on the standards, will begin this week for 4 million students in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
Participating states

States participating in the field tests on the new Common Core-based assessments. The field tests begin this week and last until June:
From the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC): Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana , Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Ohio, Rhode Island and Tennessee.
From the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium: California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina , North Dakota, South Carolina, South Dakota, Oregon, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
On the Net
PARCC: www.parcconline.org
Smarter Balanced: www.smarterbalanced.org

Your kids will soon get new tests

For Amy Lawson, a fifth-grade teacher at Silver Lake Elementary School in Middletown, Del., teaching an art lesson, her school has begun implementing the national Common Core State Standards for academics. Field tests for two main assessments, which were created to be based on the standards, will begin this week for 4 million students in 36 states and the District of Columbia.
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