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Smarter Balanced Family Factsheet /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Parents-Factsheet.pdf
This document provides helpful information for families as students prepare to take the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Smarter Balanced College and Career Readiness /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Benefits.pdf
This document contains information on how Smarter Balanced assessments will prepare students for college and career readiness.
Smarter Balanced Computer Adaptive Testing /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/SmarterBalanced-Adaptive-Software.pdf
This document describes how Smarter Balanced creates a computer adaptive test.
2018-2019 Public School Calendar /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/VIDE-2018-19-School-Calendar.pdf
English Language Arts /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011108-ELA-Preliminary-Blueprint-2014-04-30Final.pdf
Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011109-Math-Preliminary-Blueprint-2014-04-30Final.pdf
The Smarter Balanced preliminary test blueprints describe the content of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics summative assessments for grades 3–8 and high school—and how that content will be assessed. Developed with broad input from member states, partners, and stakeholders, the preliminary test blueprints reflect the depth and breadth of the performance expectations of the Common Core State Standards. Smarter Balanced Governing States adopted the preliminary summative test blueprints in November 2012. The test blueprints include critical information about the number of items, score points, and depth of knowledge for items associated with each assessment target. They will guide the development of items and performance tasks, the Pilot and Field Tests, score reporting, standard setting, and ongoing research.  These blueprints are “preliminary” because they establish assessment design features that may be subject to refinement and revision after the analysis of the Pilot and Field Tests.
English Language Arts /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011114-Smarter-Balanced-ELA-Literacy-ALDs.pdf
Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Math-ALDs.pdf
Glossary of Terms /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011115-Smarter-Balanced-ALD-Glossary.pdf
Achievement level descriptors (ALDs) articulate the knowledge, skills, and processes expected of students at different levels of performance on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Smarter Balanced is developing an integrated suite of ALDs aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment claims in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.The ALDs were developed by K-12 teachers and administrators and higher education faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities representing Smarter Balanced Governing States. The ALDs are linked to an operational definition of college content-readiness, as well as a policy framework to guide score interpretation for high schools and colleges.
Testing is Bad /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011116-PIE-6-AssessmentMessaging-Testing-is-bad1.pdf
Can’t Treat Schools like Businesses /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011120-PIE-2-AssessmentMessaging-Cant-treat-schools-like-businesses.pdf
A Drop in Scores is Proof /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011117-PIE-5-AssessmentMessaging-A-drop-in-scores-is-proof1.pdf
Teaching to the Testing /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011119-PIE-3-AssessmentMessaging-Teaching-to-the-testing.pdf
One Size Fits All /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011118-PIE-4-AssessmentMessaging-One-size-fits-all.pdf
Too Much Testing /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011121-PIE-1-AssessmentMessaging-Too-much-testing3.pdf
Created for Smarter Balanced by the PIE network, these one-pagers discuss how to address some of the common concerns raised about testing.
This document displays information about Smarter Balanced system components.
Smarter Balanced Field Test Report /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/SmarterBalanced-FieldTest-Report.pdf
This report summarizes high level findings from surveys conducted by 13 Smarter Balanced member states after the conclusion of the 2014 Field Test.
Smarter Balanced Scoring and Reporting Factsheet /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/SBAC-Reporting-Scoring-Factsheet-2015.08.28.pdf
This factsheet provides information on Smarter Balanced scoring and reporting.
Smarter Balanced Usability Guidelines /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/usability-accessibility-and-accommodations-guidelines-2018-06-28-2.pdf
This document describes the Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations guidelines.