Tools for evaluating assessment passages and assessment items or tasks for alignment to the Shifts and major features of the CCSS. The checklists are tools within the Materials Alignment Toolkit, developed in partnership with Achieve, the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and the Council of Great City Schools (CGCS).
Use these tools to:
- Evaluate assessment passages, items and tasks for alignment
- Guide the development or refinement of assessment passages, items and tasks
- Build the capacity of educators and content and assessment specialists to better understand what CCSS-aligned passages, items and tasks look like
- Inform publishers and item writers of criteria that will be applied to their passages, items or tasks