Thursday, November 6, 2014

Next Generation Assessment Practice

Readers seemed to appreciate the last time I blogged about a website that organized information on next generation assessments.  An even better website has recently surfaced!  I highly recommend you check out Assessments: The Next Generation.  This website is broken down into 3-5th grade resources, 6-8th grade resources and 9-12th grade resources.  Additionally, each grade level category includes: 1) Sample Assessment Items 2) Resources by Tool 3) Resources by Topic 4) General Interactive Resource Sites 5) General Assessment Sites.

As you may already know, DESE has been organizing PARCC Practice Test Regional Sessions.  Because the first set of dates proved to be so popular, DESE has gone ahead and added two additional sessions.  One of the new sessions will be held at Revere High School on December 3rd.  This session still has space, but they are filling up quickly.  I urge you to sign up soon!

Finally, if you haven't already registered on PARCC's Educator Leader Cadre website, I highly recommend you do so.  I recently facilitated a workshop at the Curriculum and Instruction Summit and used an activity from this website.  The activity was well received by math directors, superintendents and teachers.   Very few people had heard of this valuable resource which prompted me to reference the Educator Leader Cadre website in this week's blog post.

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