The Southeast Comprehensive Center (SECC), funded by the U.S. Department of Education, provides high-quality technical assistance in the states of Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi and South Carolina.
A sizable sampling of online assessment items, giving teachers, educational leaders, and members of the public an early look at what kinds of items and tasks will appear on the high-stakes tests that are due to debut in the 2014-2015 school year.
The documents below provide accurate information pertaining to the Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative (Alabama Common Core Standards), including Frequently Asked Questions, Background Information, and Key Facts on how Alabama’s educational standards are preparing students for college and career readiness.
Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative ALEX Page
The Facts About Alabama College and Career Ready Initiative
Frequently Asked Questions
Alabama Education News (AEN) article on Common Core Standards
Smarter Balanced sample items illustrate the rigor and complexity of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics items and performance tasks students will encounter on the Consortium’s next-generation assessments.
Classroom videos illustrating the mathematics standards and exemplary lessons are now available on the Inside Mathematics website. In addition, the website has Common Core-aligned tasks, searchable by grade level or content, as well as classroom videos that show students engaged in mental math exercises and conversations about math.