Tag Archives: SBAC

Your Common Core Questions, Answered

During David Liben’s visit to Reno, he took some time to answer questions that educators in our community either emailed or posted on this blog. The questions are listed below with the link to the answers on Youtube. Liben, the … Continue reading

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August 2nd A&S Meeting Materials

The Instructional Practice Guides were included in the August 2nd Administrative and Supervisory meeting. For the 400 in attendance, work centered on learning the context and basic construct of the guides before engaging in an application piece. You can download … Continue reading

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Site Leads Prepare for August 8th

On August 8th, Washoe will launch its K-6 CCSS professional development calendar with a day devoted to literacy outcomes.  Site leads worked with personnel from Curriculum & Instruction to preview “sessions” (here) and get a basic feel for the structure … Continue reading

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Common Core Test Costs

EdWeek reports on what it will costs states, per student, to administer their exams in ELA and math. For PARCC, this works out to be $29.50 per student and for SBAC, $22.50 per student. For an additional $4.80 per student, … Continue reading

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Advancing Literacy Practice with the Core 7/22&7/23

Washoe educators worked through the last summer session of the inservice course Advancing Literacy Practice with the Common Core. This is the fourth posting about the course and you can access many of the materials included in the session here. … Continue reading

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Scoring Guides for SBAC Practice Tests

In May we linked to the SBAC Practice Test (here). SBAC has subsequently released scoring guides for each grade level test that you can find here. The scoring guides are available for ELA and math and include sample responses to … Continue reading

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‘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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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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