Category Archives: Smarter Balanced Assessments

Useful Papers and Reports from the Center for Digital Education

The Center for Digital Education has several papers and reports that may be of interest to you.  Here are just a few that are a recommended read. What’s New with E-rate and How to Make It Work for You  http://www.centerdigitaled.com/paper/What-s-New-with-E-rate-and-How-to-Make-It-Work-for-You.htmlContinue reading

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How Tests Make us Smarter

TESTS have a bad reputation in education circles these days: They take time, the critics say, put students under pressure and, in the case of standardized testing, crowd out other educational priorities. But the truth is that, used properly, testing … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Field Test Shows Positive Tech Results

A field test of the Smarter Balanced assessment this spring showed good results when it came to state and school district’s technology preparedness. Twenty-one governing states and the Virgin Islands participated in the Smarter Balanced field test that ran from … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Updated

SMARTER BALANCED PRACTICE TESTS HAVE NEW FEATURES The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests were released in the spring of 2013 to help students and teachers understand the format of the Smarter Balanced test as well as the tools and resources that … Continue reading

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Field-Testing Set to Begin on Common-Core Exams

Next week marks a major milestone in an assessment project of unprecedented scope: the start of field-testing season for new, shared tests of a common set of academic standards. Between March 24 and June 6, more than 4 million students … Continue reading

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Common Core State Standards Assessments: Are You Ready?

Will districts be tech ready to administer the nation’s new assessments? The Race to the Top Assessment program is ambitious and has the potential to help make far-reaching changes not only in how students are assessed, but also in how … Continue reading

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Free Webinars on the Common Core and Smarter Balanced Testing

What is Smarter Balanced? What Will Assessment Look Like? OCT 10 | 03:30pm-04:45pm (PT) Deborah Sigman, California Department of Education, will share key information on assessment for both ELA (including sample ELA items) and literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and … Continue reading

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