Padlet is an online tool that allows students (and teachers) to collaborate on projects. Check out the school-friendly version of Padlet, called Padlet Backpack. Select the "Linked URL" to the right to explore this resource.Read more

Use Plickers for quick checks for understanding to know whether your students are understanding big concepts and mastering key skills. Select the Linked URL to the right to visit the Plickers website.Read more

PARCC ELA/Literacy scoring rubrics are tools for scoring students' written responses. In July 2015, PARCC states updated the scoring rubrics, combining the reading comprehension and written expression traits. PARCC state educators who called for this update did so because information from the...Read more

PARCC ELA/Literacy Task Models guide the development of performance-based tasks (collections of items) that have a particular focus and elicit targeted evidences aligned to standards. They can be used by educators as guides to develop standards-aligned tasks for classroom use.Read more

A useful template to plan and organize authentic text-based instructionRead more

Informational Guides to the Summative Assessments in Mathematics provide grade-level information about the design and structure of the state summative assessments. The guides are intended to help educators understand the content in the summative assessment, inform instruction by indicating the...Read more