Will high school students have the option to test earlier than grade 11?

posted Nov 13, 2012, 7:14 AM by Lucille Chicoine
Through the optional interim assessments, teachers will have the ability to administer a comprehensive interim assessment that mirrors the content of the summative assessment, or to select one or more content clusters to assess specific elements of the grade-level Common Core State Standards for students in 9th and 10th grade. In addition, Smarter Balanced will develop an end-of-course test-builder, using the interim item bank, for states that wish to administer high school end-of-course assessments. The design characteristics of the interim assessment for grades 9 and 10 are still being developed and reviewed by member states.