What Should School Systems Expect During the Transition to the Common Core and Consortia Assessments?
This event took place on Friday, May 2, 2014, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.

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The Common Core State Standards have shifted the focus in education away from basic proficiency toward preparing students to be college and career ready. Many districts are in the early stages of transitioning to assessments designed to measure student performance relative to these standards, and from this process, important trends have started to emerge, including:

  • Cut scores are significantly higher on new common-core assessments than cut scores on previous proficiency assessments, which has resulted in notable declines in proficiency rates.
  • The move to these new assessments has created a break in longitudinal data for many school systems, which makes it difficult to evaluate trends in student achievement.
  • Districts may need to identify alternative data sources to help teachers better recognize their students’ strengths and weaknesses.
In this webinar, John Cronin will share early results from these new assessments and discuss issues that educators should consider throughout this transition process.

Presenters:

John Cronin, senior director, Kingsbury Center at Northwest Evaluation Association (NWEA)

Rebecca Moore, research development manager, Kingsbury Center at NWEA

Moderator:

Nate Jensen, research scientist, Kingsbury Center at NWEA
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