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Career Academic Readiness Frameworks (PDF)

A Primer on Common Core-Aligned Assessments (PDF)

Common Core curriculum for K-12 could have far-reaching effects on higher education (PDF)

The following link is the revision to the College Content-readiness Policy reflects language inserted to respond to concerns expressed by the three states that voted against the policy during the first round of voting. College Content-Readiness Policy Revision (PDF)

Results of Collaboration Meeting Between Chief State School Officers, K-12 Leads, and Higher Education Leads on March 20, 2013 (PDF)

Higher Education Common Core State Standards Digest Introduction (PDF)

Achievment Level Descriptors and Standard Setting:  Plan for Higher Education Engagement and Decision-making (PDF)

Building a Plan for Higher Education to Implement the Smarter Balanced Assessment System (PDF)

Comments and Concerns Submitted by Iowa State Higher Education Lead - January 14, 2013 (PDF)

Comments to Revised ALDs Submitted 2-21-13 (PDF)

Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (PDF)

Common Core State Standars for English Language Arts & Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects (PDF)

Higher Education Talking Points - September 2012 (PDF)

Higher Education Talking Points - January 2013 (PDF)

Major Smarter Balanced Milestones (PDF)

Overview of Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (PDF)

Overview:  Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Presentation (PDF)

PARCC College-Ready Determination Policy in English and Mathematics & Policy and General Content Claims for PARCC Performance Levels (PDF)

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium - Short Background (PDF)