It's SBAC to School Time – The Road to Spring 2015
As we move into the early fall of 2014, be sure to check back regularly for updated information regarding the new Smarter Balanced Assessment components. These include the Digital Library, educator-designed resources to support formative assessment practices (mid-late October rollout/training) and Interim Comprehensive Assessments designed to gauge readiness against the standards and inform educational decisions at the student level (early-mid December rollout/training).
As a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), Vermont has joined with a cadre of other states to develop the next generation of educational tests for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. SBAC will be fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), use state of the art computer adaptive testing and accessibility technologies, and will provide a continuum of summative, interim and formative tools that can be used for a variety of educational purposes. For more detailed information, visit the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium website.
Secretary Holcombe Responds to a Student about Testing