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CERA Conference and Common Core in Reflection

After attending the CERA (California Educational Research Association) conference, which focused on the Common Core, this past Thursday and Friday, I noticed a significant shift from 6 months ago in educators’ perspectives. The Common Core standards adoption is disrupting districts' current instructional models, and any disruption gives us the opportunity to seize the moment and make improvements.
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How can my district prepare for the new Common Core State Standards online test?

Last weekend I presented at the California Math Council conference in Asilomar, California, and a month earlier at the council’s Palms Spring conference. I presented on the technology implications of the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) state test. I defined “adaptive assessment” for the audience and discussed the logistics of online testing, and we had a super discussion on the entire topic.
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