CST vs. Smarter Balanced Assessments CA Standards Test (CST) SMARTER Balanced 1. Multiple Choice Only1. Five Item Types –Selected Response –Constructed Response –Extended Constructed Response –Technology Enhanced –Performance Tasks 2. Paper and Pencil2. Taken Online 3. Fixed Form (Score based on answers for up to 80 Questions) 3. Adaptive Technology 4. Results available in about 2 ½ months4. Results available in approx. 2 weeks * 5. Content attainment5. Depth of Thinking 6. Report Students’ Proficiency6. Report Students’ –Progress Towards CCR Grade 3-8 –CCR Grade 11 * Time window for results may be adjusted based on results from the research agenda and final implementation decisions.
Summative Multi-state Assessment Resources for Teachers and Educational Researchers. SMARTER is an Acronym for…
Performance Tasks Challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world problems Collection of questions or activities that are connected to a single theme or scenario Measures Depth of understanding Research skills Complex analysis Will take one to two class periods to complete
Sample Performance Task Grade 3 ELA Performance Task
Smarter Balanced Portal http://sbac.portal.airast.org –Access Practice Tests for grades 3 – 8 and 11 in both ELA and Math –Access Performance Tasks for grades 3 – 8 and 11 in both ELA and Math –Access Scoring Guides *Use Chrome, Firefox or Safari *Internet Explorer can not be used
1.Start by using one of these browsers… 2.Type sbac.portal.airast.org in the address bar. 3. Click on the Green Practice Test Header 1 2 3 Smarter Balanced Portal
Insights about the changes in testing… Please share with your tables any insights, concerns, comments… Be ready to share with the whole group
Smarter Balanced Awareness… In your sphere of influence, how can you share the differences in testing with parents and the communities. More specifically, how can you share this with students and teachers Be ready to share with the whole group