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Putting the Common Core into Practice
Measured Progress understands good instruction combined with the right assessments will effectively transition students to the Common Core. To guide teachers in their practice, the Measured Progress COMMON CORETM Assessment Program includes professional development that helps teachers successfully incorporate the Item Bank and Testlets into their instruction.
Online, on-demand videos help teachers develop a strong understanding of what makes rigorous Common Core items and classroom assessments. They also learn how COMMON CORE Assessment Program components support Common Core instruction and implementation before choosing items and creating assessments from the Item Bank, or administering Testlets.
Download our brochure to learn more about our professional development videos and to view a sample agenda for on-site training.
Online Professional Development
Video 1: Introduction to the Measured Progress COMMON CORE Assessment Program
Become familiar with the components and uses of both the Testlets and Item Bank and how they complement your assessment program.
- Recognize how program components and features relate to Common Core principles.
- Discover how to use the Item Bank and Testlets in your classroom.
Video 2: Characteristics of Quality Items
Gain insight into the design considerations of the Common Core items and various item types.
- Discover how Common Core items address the standards.
- Recognize the purposes of different item types.
- Learn how items gather evidence of student understanding.
On-site Professional Development
Districts can also tap into on-site professional development to best guide teachers as they use the COMMON CORE Assessment Program to inform classroom instruction. Experts will work with your team to determine what next steps you need to take to maximize your own program.
- The transition to the Common Core standards and what it means for formative assessment.
- How to use the types of evidence revealed in each of the program components.
- The critical examination of student results to inform students of their progress toward standards.
- The continuous cycle of evidence gathering (triangulation and instructional impact).