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ERIC Number: ED560722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Oct
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Smarter Balanced "Tests of the Test" Successful: Field Test Provides Clear Path Forward
Doorey, Nancy
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Between March and June of 2014, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium conducted a field test of its new online assessment system. Thirteen participating states provided the results of surveys given to students and adults involved in the Field Test. Overall, more than 70% of test coordinators in each of seven states indicated that the Field Test had gone either as well as or better than expected, and most students (an average of 67% across 5 states) found the test interface "easy" or "very easy" to use. Several important lessons emerged to inform final preparations this fall and winter. In addition, the surveys indicate that states need to continue their work to help teachers align instruction with the increased rigor that college and career readiness standards require.
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium