Public Asked to Weigh In On Common Core-Aligned Test
Smarter Balanced is looking for the public — whether educators or just an interested party — to give feedback on setting the cutoff scores for each achievement level for their tests. Smarter Balanced is one of two major Common Core assessment consortia, and is looking for broad feedback on the assessment tests. Participants are asked to register online by September 19 (see button at end of post).
According to Education Week:
The reviewers will get a mix of item types that will appear on the Smarter Balanced test: some multiple choice, some short answer, and a performance task. The answers will be supplied. In the case of short-answer and performance items, student responses of various levels of rigor will be offered to help reviewers sort out the weaker from the stronger answers.
The process demonstrates that the open and publicly-inclusive nature of the Common Core-aligned tests gives educators more ways to provide quality feedback and parents greater control of their children’s education.
Read more at Education Week.