Overview of CAASPP English Language Arts: Smarter Balanced Assessment Math: Smarter Balanced Assessment Science: California Standards Test / California Modified Assessment Early Advanced Placement (EAP): Smarter Balanced Assessment
Who Is Exempt from Smarter Balanced? Students who take the California Alternate Assessment (CAA) Newcomers to the U.S. are exempt from ELA only
Smarter Balanced Interims 2014-15 Practice Instructional Tool 2015-16 Benchmark Assessment Specific Points of the Year Provides Student Data
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment 2014-15 Testing End of the Year Test Window: April 27 – May 29 One grade per week Grades 3 – 8, 11 Results Individual (Scale Score and Claim Score) School District
What Can I Do To Help My Child? Take the Smarter Balanced Practice Test Together Read Together Reading, Language Arts: Talk to your child Ask complex questions Have your child explain their thinking Mathematics: Ensure that your child can: Subtract, Add, Multiply, Divide (according to their grade level) Talk to your child about how you use Math
Encourage a Growth Mindset Praise your child: for their effort in school (even when they fail). when they take on and persist through challenges. when they learn from criticism. Encourage your child: to see that intelligence is grown with hard work. to be more focused on the process of learning than the result of the final grade. When students believe that they can get smarter through their hard work, they will improve faster and experience greater success than students who do not believe this.