This is a new one to me. Education is infamous for its ever-changing jargon; most of it is just old wine in a new bottle. I would take some of the already-established benchmarks you've been using, reword them a bit to use the CA jargon, and see how that flies. No need to stress yourselves out simply reinventing the wheel.
Aarrgh, so happy not to be be teaching in the US anymore.
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On Mar 20, 2011, at 6:27 AM, BigCrab99 wrote:
> As my school district establishes plans and goals for twenty first century
> skills, each subject area has been challenged to create a "cornerstone
> assessment" for that subject. I am serving on the committee appointed to
> design cornerstone assessments in ART, grades K - 12.
> Does anyone have experience establishing cornerstone assessments? My
> group is really struggling with the concept and is trying to figure out how
> cornerstone is different from all of the student assessment rubrics and scope
> and sequence that we already have in place.
> Apparently this is a new trend, and we are finding very little research
> info in the internet.
> I would really appreciate any insight and guidance on cornerstone
> Carolyn in VA
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