As readers may know, both Secretary Duncan and President Obama have been talking a lot about their efforts to identify better forms of testing.

Three groups of states have applied to a $350 million fund to develop this “new generation” of testing. You can read more about them and the funding program at Three Groups Apply for Race to Top Test Grants.

Reading through the actual proposals, however, can be pretty painful.

Happily, the Center for K-12 Assessment and Performance Management, a new group set-up by the Educational Testing Service, has created graphic representations of two of the proposals. They will be posting one for the third group soon. You can see them here:

The Partnership for Readiness for College and Career (PARCC)

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

Thanks to Curriculum Matters for the tip.

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