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Statement Regarding Assessment Exemptions and Parental /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Agency-Statement-on-Assessment-Participation-Exemptions-and-Parental-Opt-out-Requests.pdf
Vermont Agency of Education Statement Regarding Assessment Exemptions and Parental "Opt-Out" Requests
Vermont State Assessment Exemption Form /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Exemption-Template-State-Assessments-2018.doc
Updated April 27, 2018
This exemption form is required for schools/school districts to request an exemption from the state mandated ELA, Math, and Science assessments. This form is not required for out-of-state, homeschooled, international, or visiting students from another state.
Individual Student Report Guide /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Parent-Guide-to-the-SBAC-ISR-2017-Revision.pdf
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.
Identifying Students Who Have Not Completed Testing /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Closing-the-window.pdf
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.
Achievement Level Scale Scores /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT-Smarter-Balanced-Achievement-Level-Scale-Scores.pdf
Updated May 01, 2018
This document lists the scale score ranges for each achievement level by grade and subject for the Smarter Balanced Summative assessments.
Sample Letter to Parents /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Sample-Letter-to-Parents.docx
Updated March 02, 2018
This document is a sample letter to parents regarding Smarter Balanced assessments.
SBAC Field Test Report /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/SBAC-Field-Test-Report.pdf
This is a an overview of the Smarter Balanced report on the 2013-2014 Field Test.
What do school boards need to know? /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/What-do-school-boards-need-to-know.pdf
This document provides information for school boards.
What is Computer Adaptive Testing? /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/What-is-Computer-Adaptive-Testing.pdf
This document provides a brief overview of Computer Adaptive Testing (CAT).
Why We Test /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/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.
Smarter Balanced Resources /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/For-More-Information.pdf
This document has additional resources and contacts regarding Smarter Balanced.
District Test Administrator’s Certification of Proper Test Administration /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/District-Administrator-Certification-of-Proper-Test-Administration.docx
Updated February 13, 2018
This document is to be signed by District Test Administrators to certify that the assessment(s) were administered in accordance with the principles and procedures outlined in the Test Coordinators and Test Administrators Manuals. The form should be completed and forwarded to Gabriel McGann (Gabriel.McGann@vermont.gov) when all district schools have finished testing.
Winter 2018 Regional Training Presentation /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Regional_Training_2017-2018.pdf
Updated February 12, 2018
Winter 2018 Regional Training PowerPoint /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/VT_Regional_Training_2017-2018.pptx
Updated February 12, 2018
This presentation was used for the 2018 Winter Regional Trainings.