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Smarter Balanced Newsletter Index Volume 3 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-AOE-Newsletter-Index_Volume3_2016-2017.pdf
Use this index document to easily find newsletters by topic.
June 16, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-11-June-16-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Student Reports
  • The Score Embargo
  • Determining Growth
  • SBAC Testing Feedback Survey
  • Next Year's Science and Alternate Assessments
May 24, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-10-May-24-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Closing of the Test Window
  • Desmos Calculator
  • Releasing Student Scores
April 24, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-9-April-24-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Appropriateness of Computer Testing in Elementary Years
  • Topics Pertaining to English Learners
  • Julie Voice Pack Expiration
  • New Smarter Balanced Ready Document
  • Digital Library Summer Workshop and Self-Registration Tool
March 31, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-8-March-31-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • State Contacts
  • Text-to-Speech (TTS) Protocol/Webinar Slides
  • SBAC & Higher Education
  • New SBAC Sample Item Website
  • Digital Library "Bugs"
  • Teacher Access in the Test Delivery System (TDS)
March 3, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-7-March-3-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Expedited Reporting
  • A Preparation Checklist
  • New Practice Math Performance Tasks
  • New Text-to-Speech Accommodation Checklist and Webinar Series
  • Deciding Between the Practice Test or the Training Training
  • New Connections Playlists
  • New Team Members: Jon Strazza  (Statewide Assessment Coordinator) and Gabe McGann (NAEP Coordinator)
February 1, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-6-February-1-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Adaptive Testing
  • Home-Schooled Students
  • Testing & Para Professionals
  • New Text-to-Speech Accommodation Checklist and Webinar Series
  • Additions to the Digital Library
  • Clarification on Administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment in High School
January 13, 2017 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-5-January-13-2017.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Assessment Updates and Changes
  • Training for the TTS Accommodation in grades 3-5
  • Accommodations and the Interims
  • Student Codes
  • Special Programs and High School Testing
  • Two AOE Supplemental Posts
October 28, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-4-October-28-2016.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • General updates regarding TIDE
  • TIDE Webinar encore
  • SBAC and Chromebooks
  • New Designated Support: Simplified Test Directions
  • Digital Library self-registration
  • Performance Task classroom activities
  • Educator Opportunity with NAEP
October 3, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-3-October-3-2016.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Electing District Test Administrators
  • Score Reports
  • Exemption Forms
  • Registering New Teachers in the Digital Library
  • AIR/Smarter Balanced Regional Training
September 20, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-2-September-20-2016.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Updating District Test Coordinators
  • Score Reports and Data
  • AIR Trainings and Webinars
  • Educator Recruitment for ELA Items
  • Digital Library: Making Connections
September 2, 2016 /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-SBAC-Vol-3-Issue-1-September-2-2016-Back-to-School.pdf
This issue of the Smarter Balanced newsletter contains information on:
  • Student Results, Score Significance, & Printing Score Reports
  • State Testing Calendar
  • Fall Regional Training Dates
  • Digital Library Improvements