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Tag Archives: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
To prepare schools and districts across the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium for successful implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessment system, a variety of updates have been made to the Technology page of the Smarter Balanced website. The Technology page on … Continue reading
In a recent pilot program, kids as young as nine were asked to respond to online prompts and type out essays on a computer. Are fourth graders computer-savvy enough to have their writing skills measured in an online assessment? … Continue reading
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
As states and districts prepare for new online assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards, successful implementation will depend on effective use of technology: Schools must have the technology they need to administer the tests and ensure that students … Continue reading
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
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
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