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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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The Importance of Play in Standardized Testing

Standardized tests can be a wonderful teaching tool to enrich and deepen classroom learning. What?! The prevailing wisdom states that standardized testing drains the life out of a classroom and saps students of interest and engagement, brings on unnecessary and … Continue reading

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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests Now Available

Teachers, parents, and students across the country can now access Smarter Balanced Practice Tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Consortium recently released sets of example test questions for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy … Continue reading

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