Smarter Balanced

Information

Oregon will be transitioning to the Smarter Balanced Assessment spring 2014-15.

Trost Elementary has been selected to participate in the spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test.

Field Test Administration Manual (TAM)

The Smarter Balanced Field Test Administration Manual (TAM) was posted to the Smarter Balanced Field Test portal on Wednesday, January 29, 2014. The Test Administration Manual (TAM), developed with input from Consortium member states, provides information and instructions for Test Coordinators and Test Administrators administering the Spring 2014 Field Test.

Consistent with Smarter Balanced policy, ODE will perform an expedited review of the final Smarter Balanced Field Test TAM to identify any areas that ODE will customize to conform with existing Oregon protocols, with the intent of streamlining processes for district and school staff. ODE will aim to provide districts with a crosswalk of changes to the Smarter Balanced Field Test TAM by February 14, 2014.

ODE Smarter Balanced Field Test TAM
Download file "SmarterBalanced_ODE_Test_Administration_Manual-FT 1_29_14.pdf"

Timing and Sequencing
  • Download file "Math-Timing-and-Sequencing Jan 2014.pdf"
  • Download file "ELA-Timing-and-Sequencing Jan 2014.pdf"

Field Test Resources and Documentation


Resources

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) website

SBAC Publications and Resources

SBAC Sample Items and Performance Tasks

Estimated Test Administration Time for Smarter Balanced

SBAC FAQs




Download file "SmarterBalanced_Guidelines_091113.pdf"

Download file "ODE accommodation-crosswalk 12_10_13.xls"

Download file "SmarterBalanced_Guidelines_FAQ.pdf"



Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is a performance task?


Performance tasks challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to real-world problems. They can best be described as collections of questions and activities that are coherently connected to a single theme or scenario. These activities are meant to measure capacities such as depth of understanding, research skills, and complex analysis, which cannot be adequately assessed with selected- or constructed-response items.

Performance tasks in reading, writing, and mathematics will be part of the Smarter Balanced summative, year-end assessment. Performance tasks can also be administered as part of the optional interim assessments throughout the year. The performance tasks will be delivered by computer (but will not be computer adaptive) and will take one to two class periods to complete.


2. Do the Smarter Balanced assessments support English language learners, students with disabilities, and other students with special needs?


The Smarter Balanced assessment system will provide accurate measures of achievement and growth for students with disabilities and English language learners. The assessments will address visual, auditory, and physical access barriers—allowing virtually all students to demonstrate what they know and can do.

Our work is guided by the Smarter Balanced Technical Advisory Committee, as well as advisory panels for English language learners and students with disabilities. For more information, download theAccessibility and Accommodations factsheet and visit the Support for Under-Represented Students page


3. How is Smarter Balanced different from current assessments?


Smarter Balanced is guided by the belief that a balanced, high-quality assessment system—including formative, interim, and summative components—can improve teaching and learning by providing information and tools for teachers and schools to help students succeed. Timely and meaningful assessment information can offer specific information about areas of performance so that teachers can follow up with targeted instruction, students can better target their own efforts, and administrators and policymakers can more fully understand what students know and can do, in order to guide curriculum and professional development decisions.

Smarter Balanced assessments make use of computer adaptive technology, which is more precise and efficient than fixed-form testing. Teachers, principals, and parents can receive results from computerized assessments in weeks, not months. Faster results mean that teachers can use the information from optional interim assessments throughout the school year to differentiate instruction and better meet the unique needs of their students.

Smarter Balanced assessments will go beyond multiple-choice questions and include short constructed response, extended constructed response, and performance tasks that allow students to complete an in-depth project that demonstrate analytical skills and real-world problem solving.

For more information, download the Smarter Balanced Theory of Action.


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