Webinar: PARCC and Smarter Balanced Consortium Approaches

Webinar_LaptopHear about the basic components of the assessments that most special education students will take, including the types of items and performance tasks, resources and tools available, and the framework for accommodations and accessibility.

After viewing this program, you will be able to:

  • Describe the major elements of the assessment systems being developed by the PARCC and Smarter Balanced consortia
  • Discuss how each consortium approaches accommodations and accessibility issues
  • Describe the role of research in the development of these assessment systems
  • List at least two specific steps you can take now to prepare for the introduction of these assessments


Presented by Magda Chia, Director of Support for Under-Represented Students, Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and Tamara Reavis, Senior Advisor for Assessment Accessibility and Equity, Achieve. Original air date May 23, 2013. 66 minutes. #WEB1309A.

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