Have you heard about Common Core and the Smarter Balanced Assessments?
Common Core Stardards are new. They will change the way that teachers teach and the way students are assessed. (2013 is the last year that CST-STAR tests will be administered.) To see what the new assessments are like go to this website: http://www.cde.ca.gov/TA/tg/sa/practicetest.asp