Education Week has published an extensive piece that clearly provides the best picture you’re going to find anywhere about what the next generation of standardized tests is going to look like, including several sample questions. Check out Consortia Provide Preview of Common Assessments.

Ed Week’s Curriculum Matters blog also offers some additional commentary.

The sample questions look relatively decent. For the life of me, though, where are schools going to get the money to have computers for everybody to take them?

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