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The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) supporting school leaders in helping all students become college and career-ready and to succeed in post-secondary education and training
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GED gets harder, much harder

The test for a General Educational Development certificate is updated occasionally, but the current update is the biggest since the program began in 1942.

The new test will be more rigorous overall and require a higher level of math proficiency. The idea is to align the test more closely with the common core standards for math and English now adopted by 46 states, including Tennessee. The standards are meant to ensure every student graduates prepared for college or the workforce.

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Funding and Supporting the Transition to Computer- Based Assessments via PARCC

Funding and Supporting the Transition to Computer- Based Assessments via PARCC | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

http://www.setda.org/c/document_library/get_file?folderId=350&name=DLFE-1522.pdf

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PARCC Assessment Blueprint: Implications forTeaching and Learning?

PARCC Assessment Blueprint: Implications forTeaching and Learning? | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

By Anthony Petrosky


PARCC—The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Career


The English/literacy assessments will ask students to:

  • read multiple related selections
  • analyze those readings
  • write about the readings
  • analyze in ways that have not been tested in the US before on large-scale assessments


"Students may have seen something like these in very good schools on teacher-made tests, but even that is probably unlikely unless students are fortunate enough to be in college preparatory classes."

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UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core

UDL Guides Personalizing Learning to Meet the Common Core | College and Career-Ready Standards for School Leaders | Scoop.it

Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is used to design curriculum, lessons and instruction based on the diversity of the learners in their classroom. The three principles of UDL are:

  • multiple means of representation
  • multiple means of expression and action
  • multiple means of engagement
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Lessons come from doing | Dangerously Irrelevant

"Let's consider the things that TED Ed asks the learner to do: watch a video, take a multiple-choice quiz, write brief constructed responses, and read through a bibliography."


"This format is exactly the type of traditional assessment that project-based, inquiry-driven, personalized learning is at odds with."


Note: The Common Core State Standards emphasize higher-order thinking tied to real-world application precisely because "Lessons come from doing."

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Technology Challenges and the Move to Online Assessments -- THE Journal

Two consortia of states are paving the way for online assessment of Common Core State Standards by 2014. But will your district be up to speed?
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