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ERIC Number: ED557071
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Jan
Pages: 20
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
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Assessment User Guide for Colleges and Universities
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO)
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is one of two multi-state consortia that have built new assessment systems aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is composed of 18 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands that have worked together to develop a comprehensive assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (Iowa, North Carolina, and Wyoming participate as affiliate members but do not yet offer the assessments). The assessments were field tested with 4.2 million students, and operational testing will begin in Spring 2015. End-of-year summative assessments will replace existing tests used in Grades 3-8 and 11 for state and federal accountability reporting. Optional interim assessments are available to inform school decision-making throughout the year. The assessment system also includes a digital library of instructional and professional development resources to help teachers implement the formative assessment process in their classrooms. This guide is designed to serve two purposes: (1) Provide practice recommendations on how to use the new assessment data; and (2) Outline specific guidance shared by technology solution providers for how to incorporate the new test scores into the various technology systems.
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO). One Dupont Circle NW Suite 520, Washington, DC 20036. Tel: 202-293-9161; Fax: 202-872-8857; e-mail: pubs@aacrao.org; Web site: http://www.aacrao.org
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers; Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Identifiers - Location: California; Connecticut; Delaware; Hawaii; Idaho; Maine; Michigan; Montana; New Hampshire; North Dakota; Oregon; South Dakota; Vermont; Washington; West Virginia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: ACT Assessment; SAT (College Admission Test)