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Test Security Incident Log /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Test-Security-Incident-Log1.xlsx
Test administrators should use this log to report any testing improprieties that occur while administering the Smarter Balanced assessments.
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.
Smarter Balanced Adaptive Software /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/SmarterBalanced-Adaptive-Software1.pdf
This document contains information on how computer adaptive testing works.  These tests are customized to each student with questions increasing and decreasing in difficulty based on the student's performance.