Assessments Should Work as Tools for Teaching and Learning

We believe that assessments should work as tools for enhancing teaching and learning. Assessments that are aligned with the new, more rigorous Common Core State Standards help to ensure that every child is on a path to college and career readiness by measuring what students should know at each grade level, and whether they are on track for the next material and for success after high school. They also provide parents and teachers with timely information to identify students who may be falling behind and need extra help.