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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2015
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has built a comprehensive learning and assessment system in English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA/L) and mathematics, the components of which work together toward the goal that all students leave high school prepared for postsecondary success in college or career through increased student learning and…
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Consortia, Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation
Doorey, Nancy – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2014
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…
Descriptors: Field Tests, Computer Assisted Testing, Student Surveys, Surveys
Solano-Flores, Guillermo – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2012
The present framework is developed under contract with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) as a conceptual and methodological tool for guiding the reasonings and actions of contractors in charge of developing and providing test translation accommodations for English language learners. The framework addresses important challenges in…
Descriptors: Limited English Speaking, Translation, English, Test Construction
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2012
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is creating next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. With more than 40 states implementing the CCSS, the Smarter Balanced assessment system will allow states to certify that students have the knowledge and skills to…
Descriptors: Core Curriculum, State Standards, Alignment (Education), English
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2012
The national movement to improve K-12 education through the implementation of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) presents a tremendous opportunity for higher education to experience reduced remediation and increased degree completion. In order for the CCSS to realize their promise, however, higher education must be a full partner with K-12 in…
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Educational Improvement, Core Curriculum, State Standards
Sato, Edynn; Lagunoff, Rachel; Worth, Peter – Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2011
This report is a descriptive analysis of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), intended to determine which content is eligible for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's end-of-year summative assessment for English language arts (ELA) and mathematics in grades 3-8 and high school. The high school standards analyzed were those in grades…
Descriptors: Descriptive Writing, Content Analysis, Summative Evaluation, Mathematics
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, 2010
The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) supports the development and implementation of learning and assessment systems to radically reshape the education enterprise in participating States in order to improve student outcomes. SBAC believes that the current "drop from the sky" approaches to educational testing are ineffective…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Accountability, Educational Change, State Policy