What will tests look like with Common Core Standards?
As the Common Core State Standards are adopted and fine tuned by individual states, teachers are asking, "When the new standards are finally assimilated, what will student examinations look like? We need to see samples before they are implemented in schools." No one has a crystal ball, but some assumptions can be made based on information that is public. The Common Core State Standards project has been crafted and promoted by a group of entities working to bring the standards to the states. Damon Hargraves, M.S.Ed. Leadership, has written a research paper on the Common Core State Standards. He's put together a video summarizing his findings below. It identifies those interested parties. Among them are the College Board and other test publishing companies. From the group of sponsors revealed, it is not a stretch to think that the tests will look like the PSAT and ACT. These exams will certainly make good surrogates for working with students on test preparation in the meantime. We're reminded of the overriding mission of the core, college and career readiness. The ACT is really designed to measure those skills. We've listed some sites that can help students understand what those exams look like, our catalog contains some Ebooks that would help prepare students for the exams' structure and content.