| COMMON CORE Item Bank |
New Items for New Standards
The Measured Progress COMMON CORE™ Item Bank was built to address the increased rigor and depth of the Common Core. All items were developed to address these new standards and reflect items expected to be in future common assessments. Educators can be confident that their students will be assessed on items that meet the content expectations and the cognitive demands outlined in the Common Core frameworks.
The COMMON CORE Item Bank includes a variety of item types written to different levels of Depth of Knowledge, giving teachers the flexibility to measure student knowledge using different item types of varying levels of complexity.
To help teachers better understand the types of student responses required by the Common Core:
- Each constructed-response item includes a scoring rubric and scoring notes, and
- Each multiple-choice item includes a distractor rationale.
The COMMON CORE Item Bank:
- Is available in grades 3 through 8 and high school.
- Was newly written to the Common Core State Standards and item specifications created by the Smarter Balanced and PARCC consortia.
- Includes English language arts and mathematics content.
- Includes multiple-choice, short-answer, and constructed-response item types.
- May be administered in any combination, at any time.
- Includes built-in sample student responses and scoring notes so teachers can quickly and consistently score student work.
Benefits for Teachers:
- Items were built from and built for the Common Core State Standards, ensuring that items are of a rigor and quality needed to prepare students.
- You have the flexibility in how and when you assess—assess for a broad range of skills or on a particular cluster or standard.
- Get immediate student results, to help you plan instruction for tomorrow, next week, or next semester.
- Choose from a rich item set that addresses the spectrum of skills students must master in the Common Core.
- Provide instruction that focuses on the needs of individual students.
Benefits for Students:
- Get practice on items that require an understanding of new content.
- Focus on content clusters that pose challenges.
- Learn what standards are most challenging in real time.