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Connecting Next Generation Assessments to the Standards

Major shifts in Mathematics

From the Partnership for Assessment of College and Career Readiness:

Common Core Shifts for Mathematics*

  1. Focus: The standards focus in on the key content, skills and practices at each grade level
  2. Coherence: Content in the standards builds across the grades, and major topics are linked within grades
  3. Rigor: In major topics, the standards highlight conceptual understanding, procedural skill and fluency, and application


The Website includes a brief video explanation of the 3 shifts listed above. Click here to access the page, then look for the section shown in the image below.  When you find that section on the page, click "watch video".

You are now ready to move on to the next activity: A Look at Sample Next Generation Assessment Items