- The Common Core exams will require students to demonstrate their digital literacy, including everything from operational skills like keyboarding and spreadsheets to finding and evaluating information online.
- One Smarter Balanced Assessment sample question, for example, requires students to assume the role of a state congressional leader, and to use the Internet to find and evaluate three credible arguments for and against the building of a nuclear power plant in order to decide which way to vote.
- With the Common Core testing set to roll out during the 2014-15 school year, some observers have concerns about whether students will truly be prepared.
From the article:
... “When you look at the Common Core standards and how students are going to be assessed, the depth of knowledge and what students will be asked to do is completely different than what has been required by high-stakes testing before,” said Nick Smith, marketing manager for Learning.com. ...