Additional Translations of California’s K–8 CCSS Parent Handbook
The California County Superintendents Educational Services Association (CCSESA) has released new translations of California’s K–8 Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Parent Handbook. This handbook is now available in Spanish, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, and Vietnamese. You may access these translations on the CCSESA Common Core Standards Communication Tools Web Page .
The College Board Releases Report on CCSS Alignment with National Arts Standards Conceptual Framework
The College Board, in collaboration with the National Coalition for Core Arts Standards (NCCAS), has released a report that details the alignment between the CCSS for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics and the National Core Arts Standards currently being written. Access this report on the NCCAS Common Core Alignment Web page .
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Practice Test Available Later This Spring
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) has announced that a Practice Test will be available online in late May 2013. The Practice Test will include performance tasks and be constructed to follow a test blueprint similar to the blueprint intended for the operational test. Additionally, the Practice Test will support several accommodations, such as text-to-speech, item-level pop-up Spanish glossaries for construct irrelevant terms (mathematics tests only), Braille, and American Sign Language. A Web link to the Practice Test will be provided through this listserv when it becomes available.
California Spotlight on…You!
The CCSS Update team is looking for excellent local CCSS Web sites and resources to be featured in the California Spotlight. If you would like to recommend a Web site, please contact the Common Core Systems Implementation Office at email@example.com.
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