Bill Moore, Director of the Washington State Core to College project, provided the following information about the Common Core State Standards and SMARTER Balanced.
Washington Core to College
Ø Build faculty ownership and understanding of the CCSS as meaningful and useful college-readiness standards
Ø Develop statewide agreement on the use of the CCSS in defining Washington college-readiness standards and the role of the SMARTER Balanced assessment instrument in assessing that readiness
Ø Promote local use of CCSS framework and Smarter Balanced assessment within higher education in ways that improve student transitions between high school and college
You can see more info about the work as it develops at ttps://sites.google.com/site/wacoretocollege/
For more information about the Common Core State Standards, see http://www.corestandards.org For additional Common Core resources specifically for teachers, see
For more information about the Smarter Balanced assessment consortium (and to view the web-based released preview items from the assessment), see http://smarterbalanced.org