I explained Common Core, how it will affect your child, and how to prepare your child in What is Common Core? (Common Core Part 1). I have also explained what your child will need to know for the new Common Core assessment. Here are some sample questions of what will be on the Common Core exam. There are two different main tests. Find your state below to see which test your child is taking.
Smarter Balanced Sample Test Questions
Smarter Balanced states include: Alabama, California, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Maine,
Michigan*, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, South Dakota, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin, and Wyoming.
Sample test questions are from the Smarter Balanced assessment developers.
English Language Arts/ Literacy Sample Questions – View other sample questions at other grade levels by hovering at the very top of the screen (blue line) where it says, “View More English Language Arts/Literacy Sample Items.”
Mathmatics Sample Questions – View other sample questions at other grade levels by hovering at the very top of the screen (blue line) where it says, “View More Mathematics Sample Items.”
Smarter Balanced Sample Performance Tasks
Scroll down on the linked page to see all of the performance task.
|3rd-5th Grade ELA/Literacy Performance Task||3rd-5th Grade Mathematics Performance Task|
|6th-8th Grade ELA/Literacy Performance Task||6th-8th Grade Mathematics Performance Task|
|High School Performance Task||High School Performance Task|
* The Common Core implementation has been halted in Michigan and is under review.
PARCC Sample Test Questions
PARCC states include: Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, District of Columbia, Florida,
Georgia*, Illinois, Indiana*, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma*, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Tennessee.
Sample test questions are from the PARCC assessment developers.
(ELA means English Language Arts)
* Georgia and Oklahoma are still implementing the Common Core Standards but withdrew from the PARCC Assessment.
*The Indiana implementation is suspended by law and under public review.
Alaska and Texas are currently not members of the initiative. Nebraska and Virgina are members but have decided not to adopt the standards. Minnesota has accepted the English/Language Arts standards but has rejected the math standards.
What is Common Core (parent-friendly)
Parent-Friendly Elementary Common Core Standards
Parent-Friendly Middle School and High School Common Core Standards
Free Common Core Teaching Resources
Common Core Practice Test
What is Common Core? (Common Core Part 1)
Common Core: What Does My Child Need To Know? (Common Core Part 3) (Parent-Friendly Standards)
Middle School and High School Kid Friendly Common Core Standards
FREE Common Core Teaching Resources
Common Core Practice Test
Reading Assessment For My Child
Increasing Critical Thinking Skills Through Brain Teasers
Online Reading Games for Preschool Through Second Grade
How Do I Help My Child Become A Better Reader?
High Level Math, Science, and Test Prep Practice Online
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