Open Educational Resources
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation defines Open Educational Resources (OER) as "teaching, learning, and research resources that reside in the public domain or have been released under an intellectual property license that permits their free use and re-purposing by others."
The shift to the Common Core State Standards and the renewed focus on college and career readiness requires that educators have access to high-quality, rigorous materials that support student learning. The goals of these competitions are to quickly generate a large number of great items that can be used by educators to assess student learning and to identify talented item writers who know the standards and are able to translate them into complex and thoughtful tasks. We believe that by collecting and sharing these items as OER, educators and students will benefit.