What are NEXT GENERATION Assessments?

They are assessments that are aligned with the Common Core and Essential Standards. (Remember ES is the content we teach and CC is the lens to better understand that content.) They are designed to measure student achievement, as well as student growth, to get them prepared to be College and Career READY. These assessments go beyond multiple choice to include performance tasks that allow students to demonstrate research, writing, and analytical skills. The assessments are designed to give teachers the feedback they need to inform instruction, and the tools to improve teaching and learning. NC is a member of the Smarter Balanced Consortium that is working to develop these new assessments. The assessments will also include 21st Century technology skills in their implementation. NC's EOC/EOG/Common Exams will follow this type of format.

READY Quick Reference for NG Assessments

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

What Will Smarter Balanced Assessments Mean for Me?
  • Smarter Balanced is developing new assessments that measure the Common Core State Standards and help all students prepare for college and career. When the new assessments are implemented in the 2014-15 school year, parents, teachers and policymakers will have better tools and information to track student progress and help them succeed.

Performance Task Examples

Garden - Grades 6-8
Nuclear Power- High School