A. Utility - 4
B. Support - 4
C. Design - 8.5
Common Core ConceptBANK: A Best App for the Common Core
Summary : Are you Common Core aligned?
Common Core ConceptBANK contains all the Common Core Standards for K–8th grade. When browsing Common Core ConceptBANK, users must first select the grade level (K–8) and subject area (Reading or Math) that they wish to view. Once both criteria are selected, Common Core ConceptBANK breaks the standards into topics, and users must select a specific topic. After selecting the topic, Common Core ConceptBANK presents them with an overview of the applicable standards. Users then tap a standard’s overview, and they are presented with the complete standard. At this point, when users tap the standard again, they will be presented with a sample multiple-choice test question directly related to the standard. Users can then read the question and select their answer; however, Common Core ConceptBANK does not provide feedback about the accuracy of their answer selection. Also, Common Core ConceptBANK only supplies one sample test question per standard.
- When planning lessons, teachers can use this app to ensure that their content and assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards.
- Even though this app only provides one sample test question per standard, teachers can create similar test questions that model the ones presented in this app. Over time, teachers will amass a large library of questions aligned to the Common Core.
- When preparing students for tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards, teachers can model how to answer the questions presented in this app using a think-aloud strategy to their students. To do so, teachers will need to project the sample question and reading passage (if doing a reading question). Next, teachers will need to verbalize their thinking process about how they answered the question based on the information provided in the question.
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|B3. Ability to Save Progress|
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|C2. Ease of Use|
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|C8. Free of Distractors|