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Olympia

School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Washington state students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. The Smarter Balanced Assessment measures what students have learned in English Language Arts and Math for students in grades 3-8 and 11. 

Smarter Balanced Assessment Information for families and English Language Learners and their families can be found here.

 

State Test Scores

*** 2017 Quick view - Olympia School District 4 year summary by school and subject

 

For schools:

1. SBAC Portal  - TIDE - user login and password

2017-18 Update - OSD Testing Schedule

 

 

2016 Important Reminder to teachers and proctors:

ONLY use the Summative CAT and Summative Performance Task!

(DO NOT select Interim test unless you are using the Interim tests for practice ahead of time).

Online Resources:  Link to Smarter Balanced website

Smarter Balanced Assessments  - flowchart

2. Link to Practice Tests for students - including Science

Which practice test should I take?  (If unsure, click this chart to find out)

More - ELA step by step guide to the ELA SBA practice test.pdf

More - Math step by step guide to the MATH SBA practice_test and tools.pdf

+ x - / = Link to Smarter Balanced Calculators (grades 6-7-8 and High School)

3. SAMPLE SCHEDULE FOR TESTS -1 page chart for each subject

** ELA    Assessment Sequence - CAT - Classroom Activity - PT - timetable

** Math  Assessment Sequence - CAT - Classroom Activity - PT - timetable

4. Universal Tools, Designated Supports, and Accommodations.docx

 (Important tips from our Literacy and Math coaches! Scroll to the bottom of this page)

 

2016_test_coordinators_list

2016 TEST COORDINATORS SBA training at Knox Feb. 10 3:00-4:30 OR Feb. 11 4:00-5:30

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Ela_claims_and_targets.pdf        Math_claims_and_targets.pdf

Sample Smarter Balanced - English Language Arts and Math

(You can view these sample items and answers, or use them as the scoring guide for the practice tests).

 

9.  Important tips from our Literacy Coaches:

•    Take the practice test yourself!
    Have your students take the Training Test or the Practice Test
•    Print and use sample items as warm-ups
    Project the test on your screen and talk through a few items
    Provide deliberate practice (learning activities) of the rigor required on the assessment so students will be prepared
    Remember to provide lots of writing opportunities.  Students will randomly be assigned various writing modes (In elementary: Opinion, Explanatory, and Narrative; in middle: Argumentative, Narrative or Expository; in high school: Argumentative or Explanatory)
    The logistics of the assessment administration are being taken care of !  Worry about aligning instruction with the standards so students will do well.
•    Provide keyboarding practice whenever possible.
 

•    Be aware that the Writing portion of the test is in Part 2 of the Performance Task (see point 6 ELA above).

 

10.  Important tips from our Math Coaches:

•    Take the practice test yourself!
•    When students are taking MAP test or the Practice Test, encourage use of scratch paper
•    Have your students take the Training Test or the Practice Test
•    Print and use sample items as warm-ups
    Project the test on your screen and talk through a few items
    Provide deliberate practice (learning activities) of the rigor required on the assessment so students will be prepared
    The logistics of the assessment administration are being taken care of ! Worry about aligning instruction with the standards so students will do well.
•    Provide online practice whenever possible.
•    For elementary, continue to focus on grade level math content and use assessments for Bridges as they are aligned closely to the Common Core State Standards.
•    For middle and high school, show students the Sample Calculators link (see point 4 above for Practice tests, and the calculator link is below)

11.  Resources - Class Activities and Scoring guides for practice tests

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/resources/#scoring

 

12.  Resources - Writing Samples and Rubrics

informative_explanatory_grades_3-5.docx

 opinion_grades_3-5.docx

 narrative_grades_3-8.docx

 informative_explanatory_grades_6-11.docx

 argumentative_grades_6-11.docx

 

What are the Interim Block Assessments?

ela_interim_blocks.docx

math_interim_blocks.docx