Assessments to take up to 10 hours under common core

03/5/2013 | Education Week

The two groups tasked with developing standardized tests in mathematics and English/language arts that are aligned with the Common Core State Standards have released estimates on how long the exams will take, education reporter Catherine Gewertz writes in this blog post. The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which released its estimates on Tuesday, says the tests will take between eight and 10 hours, and teachers will have a testing window of 20 days. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has said its exams will take seven to eight-and-a-half hours to complete.

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