Common Core Questions for Summative Assessment and Curriculum Mastery

USATestprep Common Core Strategy

USATestprep has aligned our test review products with each individual state's version of the Common Core. We have added numerous items to our database to assess students at a higher level. This includes incorporation of more challenging reading passages recommended by the CCSS and all-new item types. Instead of just multiple choice, we now offer an assortment of items, including short answer and free/extended response. In addition to these standard question types, we also offer unique, technology-enhanced performance tasks. These tasks may ask the student to order items based on criteria, to highlight based on given information, to label based on prior knowledge, and many others. Due to our experienced and flexible curriculum team, we've been able to make hundreds of these items recently, and we're making more of them every day for you and your students. USATestprep materials now cover the breadth and depth of knowledge intended by the DOE for students to be college and career ready.

USATestprep has developed new summative assessments that mimic the difficulty, length, and item types found in the upcoming PARCC, SBAC, and ASPIRE tests. They have the same number and type of assessment items, including:

  • selected response,
  • constructed response,
  • extended/free response,
  • technology-enhanced performance tasks.

These new assessment types are very powerful and can be teacher assigned. When you subscribe to USATestprep, you gain access to these summative assessments free of charge. Your students will be prepared to enter the actual spring tests having already experienced USATestprep's mock tests.

NOTE: USATestprep will ensure that the products your school purchases will remain aligned with your state's requirements for the life of your subscription. Should one of these products become obsolete (due to replacement by a Common Core version or other change in standards), we will allow you to transfer this subscription to the newly-aligned product at no additional cost as soon as it becomes available.