College & Career Ready Assessment Items – Exploring the Most Difficult Exemplars


student-732012_640What do the most difficult assessment items look like in English Language Arts and Math? How can we prepare our students for increased rigor on Common Core Assessments, including those aligned assessments in Advanced Placement Courses, International Baccalaureate, and on the SAT and ACT exams? In this session for the College and Career Readiness community, Kevin Baird used actual assessment items to develop understanding of what “ultimate rigor” looks like, determine the factors which make the items most challenging, and work back to lesson design to prepare students for success.

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