Category Archives: SBAC

‘CCSS Tools and Resource Page’

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortia has created a CCSS “Tools and Resource” page on their website. Readers of this blog will recognize the resources but SBAC has organized them on one page replete with helpful one-sentence descriptions. You can find … Continue reading

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Common Core Practice Test Released

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has released practiced tests for the Common Core State Standards. There are practice tests for grades 3rd through 8th and 11th grade in math and ELA. Each test has 50 problems and there is also … Continue reading

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common Core

The original post with these materials became corrupted and the links would not open. Thanks for your patience as we rebuilt the links. On May 20th and 21st, educators moved through a new course offering—Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common … Continue reading

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SBAC Fact Sheet

If you are trying to get a general sense of how many of our students will be assessing in 2014-2015, the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has a released a fact sheet detailing key parts of their next generation assessment.  Readers … Continue reading

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Help Build SBAC’s Digital Library

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is looking for educators to join their team and help build a digital library. They hope to recruit 92 educators with expertise in any of the following: Formative assessment (e.g., collecting evidence of student learning … Continue reading

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Assessment and Instruction in the Era of CCSS

University of North Carolina Greensboro professor Dr. Karen Wixson shares a webinar on the CCSS and the instructional shifts. There are several key pieces of information that are worth reviewing including: a)     the “claims” are driving the assessment and not … Continue reading

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Accessing Sample Assessment Items

Green Bay Area Public School District Assessment Coordinator, Stephen Miller, has posted a Youtube video describing how educators can access sample SBAC assessment items. If you are having any difficulty navigating the Smarter Balanced website, Miller’s brief three minute and … Continue reading

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