Do you wonder what the US Department of Education and creators of Common Core deems necessary for school and career readiness? Well, Smart Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two Common Core Test creators have put up a 10 question sample on their website for students to practice.
And I think you ought to give it a whirl and let us know your impression: Is this better, or worse than you thought? Are these questions age appropriate? Would you consider this material required knowledge for grade promotion, or work skills?
This is what SmarterBalanced.org has to say:
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year. Read more.
Take the Smarter Balanced Assessment here: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/
I dare you.