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Smarter Balanced Newsletter Index Volume 2 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-AOE-Newsletter-Index_Volume2_2015-2016.pdf
Use this index document to easily find newsletters by topic.
June 10, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-18-June-10-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Final Testing Tally
  • Updates on Educator Opportunities
  • Predictions for Next Year's Testing Windows
  • The Importance of Completing the Test
May 27, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-17-May-27-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Score reporting embargo
  • Update on educator opportunities
  • Week 11 Testing Tally
May 20, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-16-May-20-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • TIDE
  • Follow-up to power outages
  • Unapproved accommodations
  • Digital Library Educator opportunities
  • Week 10 Testing Tally
May 4, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-15-May-4-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Performance Tasks
  • Zoom Text feature
  • SBAC scoring of written pieces
  • Smarter Balanced 101 debriefing for new DAs
  • Announcement for Smarter Balanced educator opportunities for the summer
  • Week 7 Testing Tally
April 26, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-14-April-26-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Student transfers
  • Talking points from the Smarter Balanced Collaboration Conference
  • Use of straight edges/rulers
  • Week 6 test tally
April 15, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-13-April-15-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Handling student stress
  • SBAC scoring
  • Test window closure procedure
  • LEP field in TIDE
  • Week 5 test tally
April 8, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-12-April-8-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • “Disappearing” students and student transfers in TIDE
  • iPad update that affects text-to-speech (TTS)
  • Digital Library Spotlight: Mathematics Fluency & Assigning Accommodations
  • Use of the TTS checklist
April 1, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-11-April-1-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Benefits of online testing
  • Home-schooled students
  • Student test preparation
  • Text-to-speech request turnaround
  • Test completion tally
March 25, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-10-March-25-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Assessment team roles
  • Participation codes
  • Transferring students
  • Social media
  • More on Text-to-Speech/Read Aloud Accommodation
March 18, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-9-March-18-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Dual Reporting
  • Smarter Balanced Testing in High School
  • TTS/Read Aloud Accommodation for the ELA CAT
  • District Test Administrator Roles and Responsibilities
  • Scribing for writing test items and non-writing test items
March 11, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-8-March-11-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Expedited Reporting
  • Appeals
  • Braille Forms
  • Ordering Materials
  • New Testing Brochures
  • Indicating "Race" in TIDE
March 3, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-7-March-3-2016-final-drft.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Online Reporting System (ORS) Webinars
  • Email Updates
February 22, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-6-Feb-22-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Expedited Reporting
  • Pencil and paper testing
  • Technology updates
  • Assessment exemption forms
  • Text-to-Speech & Read Aloud accommodation request forms
  • Digital Library (DL) and formative assessments
January 14, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-5-Jan-14-2016-final.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Preparing for testing
  • Assessment windows
  • Test participation policies
  • Technology updates
  • Understanding test results
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) & Read Aloud accommodations
December 4, 2015 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-4-Dec-4-2015-final-003.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Adding students to TIDE
  • Digital Library professional development opportunity
  • AVA
October 13, 2015 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-3-Oct-14-2015.pdf
This newsletter contains information on:
  • Update on regional Test Interpretation workshops
  • Alternate version of parent report guide
  • TIDE update
  • Digital Library professional development opportunities
September 15, 2015 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-2-Sep-15-2015.pdf
This newsletter contains information on:
  • Online Reporting Webinar
  • October Regional Trainings
  • A letter from the Test Director: Claims and Targets in ORS; Free Reduced Lunch Student Breakdown
  • Printing Individual Student Reports
  • TIDE Accounts
  • Target Information in ORS
August 4, 2015 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-2-Issue-1-Aug-4-2015-Summer-Edition-4.pdf
Summer Edition: ORS is now available to schools for planning and individual student reporting