Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards and Next-generation Assessment Models

(November, 2013)  As states work toward implementing the Common Core State Standards and adopting next-generation assessments from the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC), educational leaders will benefit from understanding levels of teacher preparedness and resource needs. To what extent are teachers prepared to create instructional contexts and classroom assessments compatible with the Common Core and next-generation assessments? What resources do educators need to make this transition? A district-level survey of teachers revealed levels of preparedness, areas of concern, and specific resource needs. The implementation recommendations presented are based upon the results of the survey and a school-level action plan. 
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