This past semester, we've noticed (via conversations with educators across the country) that many schools and curriculum departments seem to have a pretty solid understanding of how they plan to integrate the new standards into current curricula and lesson plans.
However, the process of preparing the school, staff, and students for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consoritum (SBAC) Common Core-aligned tests seems to be lagging behind the efforts focused on standards integration. A lot of this can be attributed to the fact that there is still not a ton of information out there about the new assessments.
Sample problems and blueprints are trickling in, but not at an ideal rate. That's why we wanted to put together a quick checklist to help those who are trying to catch their online assessment preparations up with their CCSS integration efforts.
Read below the break to see a checklist of general goals your school should strive for to be ready (from a technical standpoint) for the Smarter Balanced (SBAC) assessments by the 2014-2015 deadline.