Test item bank launched to help states transition to Common Core Standards

TB/McGraw-Hill today announced the launch of CoreLink™ Services, a research-based test item bank and set of services designed to help states transition to the Common Core State Standards. Using challenging content combined with psychometric techniques, CoreLink Services offers states measurable feedback on student performance toward the new standards, providing a “bridge” between current assessment programs and the new Common Core State Assessments.

CoreLink Services can be used as a standalone item bank and set of services, or it can be paired with an existing state test to provide a comprehensive overview of student performance on the new standards. CoreLink assessments include a variety of item formats – including selected-response, constructed-response, technology-enhanced, extended constructed-response and performance tasks – that meet the increased rigor and depth of knowledge (DOK) associated with the new standards. Research and professional development services are also offered.