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CCSSO Webinar: What Teachers Can Learn from the New PARCC and Smarter Balanced Sample Assessment Items

Date: November 9, 2012

Time: 2 p.m. ET (Recording)

Description: CCSSO hosted a webinar with 2012 National Teacher of the Year Rebecca Mieliwocki on the recently released Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) and Smarter Balanced sample assessment items in English language arts. Ms. Mieliwocki, a seventh grade English teacher, offered her reactions and guidance to fellow teachers on what the new assessment items can illustrate about the Common Core State Standards and accompanying assessments that their students will be experiencing soon. After discussing select sample assessment items from PARCC and Smarter Balanced, Ms. Mieliwocki offered suggestions for teachers - individually and in collaborative conversations with their peers - on how they can reflect on these new expectations for students and the subsequent implications for their teaching practice and for state education agency staff regarding their role in supporting educators to have these rich discussions.  An analogous webinar focused on mathematics will also occur at a later date.

Webinar Resources
PowerPoint Presentation (.ppt)
Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC) - Sample Asseessment Items
Smarter Balanced Sample Assessment Items