SDE: 2017 Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced

2017 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 QuickStart

This QuickStart 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 Frequently Asked Questions

A FAQ to assist in explaining the Smarter Balanced assessments.

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  

Spanish Version - Grade 5 Example and Translated Achievement Level Descriptors

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

Connecticut Smarter Balanced Interpretive Guide 2017

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 

Individual Student Report Video for Parents  (Spanish

 

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.  Additionally, an Individual Student Report Video for Parents is available in Spanish and English. 

Smarter Balanced Narrated Power Points
The CSDE has developed these narrated Power Points to help users understand how claim-level performance categories are determined and how interim assessment block performance level categories are determined. 
 
 
Parent/Guardian Communication
  • A parent template letter (SPANISH Version) that provides information about the new Smarter Balanced assessments and explains that the results will be different.

Archived 2015 Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced

Archived 2016 Communication Tools for Smarter Balanced





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