Many organizations across the United States provide content and professional development to support educators. Many of these groups focus on implementation of the Common Core State Standards and frameworks for improving instruction in the classroom. While this list in not meant to be exhaustive, it does provide links to sites that should prove helpful to you when writing items.

Achieve the Core

Provides math and literacy resources for teachers, resources for leaders who are putting college and career readiness standards into action in their own schools, and opportunities to become an advocate for the Common Core.

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Bloom's Taxonomy

Bloom's taxonomy is a classification system used to define and distinguish different levels of human cognition—i.e., thinking, learning, and understanding.

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Common Core State Standards

Describes the Common Core State Standards, a set of high-quality academic standards in mathematics and English language arts/literacy (ELA).

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Council of Chief State School Officers

Offers resources intended to increase the capacity of state education agencies, including publications on formative assessment.

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Lexile® Framework

The Lexile® Framework is a scientific way to match readers with text using the same scale. Lexile measures connect learners of all ages with resources at the right level of challenge.

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Webb's Depth of Knowledge

Webb's Depth of Knowledge (DOK) provides a vocabulary and a frame of reference when thinking about our students and how they engage with the content.

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Meet our Contributors

We'd like to thank our contributors. Their generous contributions have made possible the launch of this innovative, open-source platform to create computer-based assessment items. These items will be made available for free to educators across the country.