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A New Era: The Consortia Assessments Go Live Webinar/Event

September 12, 2014

After four years of development and extensive field testing involving thousands of educators and testing experts, the new assessments that measure student performance against the Common Core State Standards go live this year. Millions of students will take the tests, developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. What will these assessments look like? What did the consortia learn from the field tests? How will the consortia continue in the future?

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Getting Ready for the Assessment Consortia Field Tests Webinar/Event

March 06, 2014

Beginning this month, millions of students across the country are participating in an unprecedented event: field tests for new assessments that measure student performance against the Common Core State Standards. These field tests will provide vital information about the quality of assessments that is necessary before they are implemented in classrooms in more than thirty-five states next year. What can students, parents, and teachers expect from the field test? What do the consortia hope to learn from it?

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The Comprehensive Assessment Consortia: A Progress Update Webinar/Event

October 02, 2012

The Alliance for Excellent Education, with participation from the K–12 Center at ETS, held a webinar on October 2 to consider the plans of two state consortia—Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities. Pat Forgione, a former state and district superintendent, joined Bob Wise, president of the Alliance and former governor of West Virginia, to place the consortia’s work in a policy context. Webinar panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country.

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Technology-Enhanced Assessments: Innovations in the Next Generation of State Assessments Webinar/Event

June 25, 2012

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the K–12 Center at ETS (K–12 Center) held a webinar on June 25 to consider the potential for technology-based assessment and the challenges faced by the consortia and states. Nancy Doorey of the K–12 Center at ETS provided an overview of the assessment implications of the common core state standards. Kathleen Scalise from the University of Oregon and Sue Rigney from the U.S. Department of Education discussed the innovative possibilities for the new consortia assessments. Juan D’Brot from the West Virginia Department of Education considered the state perspective. Panelists also addressed questions submitted by viewers from across the country. Alliance Senior Fellow Robert Rothman served as moderator.

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The Comprehensive Assessment Consortia: A Progress Update Webinar/Event

March 01, 2012

The Alliance for Excellent Education, with participation from the Center for K-12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS (K-12 Center), held a webinar on March 1 to consider the consortia’s plans. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities, including information about content frameworks and specifications and a technology readiness survey. A former state and district superintendent, Pascal D. Forgione, Jr., and a former governor, Bob Wise, placed the consortia’s work in a policy context.

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The Comprehensive Assessment Consortia: A Progress Update Webinar/Event

September 13, 2011

The Alliance for Excellent Education and the Center for K–12 Assessment & Performance Management at ETS (K–12 Center) held a webinar on September 13 from to consider the consortia’s plans. Leaders of the two consortia provided an update on their activities, and a former state and district superintendent, Pascal D. Forgione, Jr., and a former governor, Bob Wise, placed the consortia’s work in a policy context.

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