SDE: Smarter Balanced Reporting Information

Smarter Balanced Reporting Information


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The 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Assessments are new tests and replace the Connecticut Mastery Test (CMT) and Connecticut Academic Performance Test (CAPT) in English language arts/Literacy and Mathematics. The Individual Student Report shows a student's achievement on assessments based on the Connecticut Core Standards, which define learning expectations for what students should know and be able to do at each grade level. Secure online Smarter Balanced assessment results to authorized district and school users is available on the Online Reporting System (ORS). The Online Reporting System Login Quick Start guide provides steps to access the Smarter Balanced assessment results. The Online Reporting System User Guide provides more information.


Scores on these assessments should not be compared to previous CMT or CAPT results. Connecticut has a new comprehensive plan for college and career readiness, which includes more challenging academic standards and new assessments to measure student progress. The Connecticut Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment is only one indicator of a studentís performance. These results should be used along with other information, such as classwork and other tests, when making educational decisions. Specific questions about individual student results should be directed to local school personnel. 

Release of Results from the 2015 Connecticut Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
Sample Individual Student Reports for the Summative Assessment
Achievement Levels
Formerly known as performance levels, new assessment results will be reported as achievement levels. Levels will no longer be named as they were for CMT/CAPT (advanced, goal, proficient, etc.), rather they will be numbered.  The Connecticut Achievement Level Descriptors and Smarter Balanced Scale Scores and Achievement Levels documents contain more information.
The Smarter Balanced Web site explains the process that Smarter Balanced used to develop the achievement levels and scores.
Connecticut Smarter Balanced Interpretive Guide
Smarter Balanced Scoring Specification
Digital Library Score Report Resource

This video for parents, guardians, and students explains the Smarter Balanced Assessment System. The video includes a guided overview to communicate important information about the how to understand and interpret the contents of the Individual Student Report. Important concepts and terms related to Smarter Balanced assessments and the Individual Student Report are explained throughout the video. Please note the scale scores, Achievement Level Descriptors, and visuals shown are illustrative only and may change over time as they are updated. The scores, terms, and visuals are examples of what might be included in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Reporting System. Connecticut chose to deploy our own customized reporting systems.


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Contact Information
Contact the Academic Office at the Connecticut State Department of Education at 860-713-6860 or CTStudentAssessment@ct.gov with questions regarding Smarter Balanced.




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