Common Core Writing: What We’ve Learned about Smarter Balanced and PARCC
9/1/2013 2:13 PM
What are the differences and similarities between Smarter Balanced and PARCC? Since Common Core is a national curriculum, why aren’t states using one test? How does writing play a role in the tests?
I spoke with Arlynn King, WriteSteps Coaching Director, to answer these questions. We thought it would be valuable to share what we’ve learned about the Smarter Balanced and PARCC tests, and how writing is going to play an important role. Watch the vlog (video blog) below!
Stay tuned for our next vlog continuing our Smarter Balanced and PARCC test discussion! Arlynn and I will talk about the emphasis on text-dependent questions versus non-text dependent questions, response to reading, and the use of different forms of media on the two tests.