SDE: Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced

Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced

 
Smarter Balanced Results Toolkit and Supports

The Connecticut State Department of Education has made available the following toolkit of materials for district use.  These materials may be customized when presenting Smarter Balanced results to educators, boards of education, families, and community members.


Smarter Balanced Results Toolkit and Supports

Online Reporting System Login Quick Start

This Quick Start provides steps to access the Smarter Balanced assessment results Web site.

PowerPoint Template for District or School Results

This slide deck is fillable and editable.  It provides the basic steps of presenting district- or school- level assessment results.

Back to School Smarter Balanced Presentation

A presentation and a FAQ to assist in explaining the Smarter Balanced assessments.

Back to School Smarter Balanced Frequently Asked Questions

Connecticut Achievement Level Descriptions for the Smarter Balanced Assessments

This document provides Connecticut Achievement Level Descriptors for Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments.

Smarter Balanced Scale Scores and Achievement Levels

This document provides the Scale Score Ranges for Smarter Balanced English language arts/literacy and mathematics assessments.

Smarter Balanced

Sample Individual Student Report

Grade 5

Grade 8

Grade 11

Sample Smarter Balanced Individual Student Reports that will be shipped to districts at the beginning of the school year.

Connecticut Smarter Balanced Interpretive Guide 2015

This guide is designed to help educators, parents, students, the public, and members of the media understand and explain the results of the Smarter Balanced summative assessments.

Parent Guides

The CSDE has developed Parent Guides to accompany the Individual Student Reports that schools send home. Tailored by grade (for example, third grade test takers entering fourth grade, fourth grade test takers entering fifth grade, etc.), each   guide ties the previous year's standards with the upcoming year's standards and provides useful tools and strategies for parents to assist their child at home.

Be A Learning Hero

A Web site featuring a search engine that will help parents find helpful tools and information to support their child’s learning.



Parent/Guardian Communication
  • A parent template letter that provides information about the new Smarter Balanced assessments and explains that the results will be different.
  • A handout for parents about the new tests that helps explain how the results will be different this year.




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