How Does Measurement of Assessments Differ Under Common Core as Opposed to Content Area Standards?

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How does measurement of Assessments differ under Common Core as opposed to Content Area Standards? Barbara Jacobs St. Thomas University First Component: Research Question How does measurement of assessments differ under common core as opposed to content area standards? Second Component: Base of Predictions What you already know or assume to be true regarding your question. How does measurement of assessments differ under common core as opposed to content area standards? We measure to obtain information about what is. Such information may or may not be useful, depending on the accuracy of the instruments we use, and our skill at using them. Assessment is a process by which information is obtained relative to some known objective or goal. A test is a special form of assessment. A test or assessment yields information relative to an objective or goal. In that sense, we test or assess to determine whether or not an objective or goal has been obtained. The Common Core are standards adopted by most schools to provide consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in math and English language arts from kindergarten through 12th grade. These standards focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful. As of today, most states, (forty-three states, the District of Columbia, four territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity), have voluntarily adopted these standards. The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers. Educational standards are the learning goals for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Educational standards help teachers ensure their students have the skills and
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