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SBAC Tools and Documents for School Leaders

Resource Description

This document was developed by teachers as a parent guide for the individual student score reports generated for the Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.  It may be used by teachers, administrators, or parents to help interpret a student’s assessment scores.

This document provides step-by-step instructions for how to identify the students who have and have not completed all four parts of the Smarter Balanced assessments.

This document lists the scale score ranges for each achievement level by grade and subject for the Smarter Balanced Summative assessments.

This document is a sample letter to parents regarding Smarter Balanced assessments.

This is a an overview of the Smarter Balanced report on the 2013-2014 Field Test.

This document provides information for school boards.

This document provides a brief overview of Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).

Why We Test [pdf]

This document provides a rationale on why statewide standardized assessments are administered.  It may be shared with educators, students, and their families.

This document has additional resources and contacts regarding Smarter Balanced.