States’ Commitment to High-Quality Assessments Aligned to College- and Career-Readiness

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This document describes: High-Quality Summative Assessment Principles for ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments Aligned to College- and Career-Readiness Standards.

Regardless of the approach, all states must remain committed to ensuring that their students are taking high-quality assessments. Each consortium or state will go through a rigorous process to ensure the assessments are truly measuring student progress. States will adhere to a set of principles to ensure the assessments they select are meeting the high-bar they expect. The principles included herein are intended to be used as a tool to help states hold themselves and their assessments accountable for high quality.

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