The Common Core State Standards deadline is fast approaching. School districts across the country are advised to prepare by using more advanced technology to give students and teachers 24 hour access to resources.
In just a year and a half, 45 states, the District of Columbia, and four U.S. territories must begin new computerized student assessments that align with the Common Core State Standards they’ve adopted. The testing will replace existing state assessments for schools that have moved to Common Core curricula in mathematics and English, which aim to ensure that students graduate with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in college and the workplace.
Last spring, Achieve, a nonprofit that helps states raise academic standards, improve assessments and strengthen accountability, and the U.S. Education Delivery Institute, a nonprofit that focuses on implementing large-scale systemic change in public education, published a guide to help districts through this complex process.
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