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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
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/Smarter-Balanced-Achievement-Level-Scale-Scores.pdf
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
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.
Vermont State Assessment Exemption Form /core/fileparse.php/1691/urlt/Exemption-Template-State-Assessments-Dec-2017.pdf
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.