More Common Core Test Items
Apparently, the Smarter Balanced Consortium IS smarter or at least busier! They definitely have more sample test items posted than the eastern side of the U.S. We have only a sprinkling of sample test items with PARCC. If you go to Smarter Balanced’s website they have printable PDF’s of test questions available to download as well as some others which are animated to view. Directly below is one of the test questions from the printable PDF’s. Clicking on this items will take you to the page where there are links to other grade level’s test questions.
The following two test questions are from the interactive animated sample items. Clicking on either of these will take you to the site where more of these are available.
I’m totally printing those so at least we know what we will be aiming towards next year. One thing I have noticed is that the Smarter Balanced consortium’s test did include a multiple choice item (when I say multiple choice, I mean an A,B,C, or D response). I have not seen any of those with the PARCC assessment’s sample items. I wonder if they will be different when it all comes down to test time?