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Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Math-ALDs.pdf
Glossary of Terms /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011115-Smarter-Balanced-ALD-Glossary.pdf
English Language Arts /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/0011114-Smarter-Balanced-ELA-Literacy-ALDs.pdf
Achievement level descriptors (ALDs) articulate the knowledge, skills, and processes expected of students at different levels of performance on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Smarter Balanced is developing an integrated suite of ALDs aligned with the Common Core State Standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment claims in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.The ALDs were developed by K-12 teachers and administrators and higher education faculty from two- and four-year colleges and universities representing Smarter Balanced Governing States. The ALDs are linked to an operational definition of college content-readiness, as well as a policy framework to guide score interpretation for high schools and colleges.
Smarter Balanced Adaptive Software /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/SmarterBalanced-Adaptive-Software1.pdf
This document contains information on how computer adaptive testing works.  These tests are customized to each student with questions increasing and decreasing in difficulty based on the student's performance.
Mathematics /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/mathematics-summative-assessment-blueprint.pdf
English Language Arts /core/fileparse.php/2224/urlt/elaliteracy-summative-assessment-blueprint.pdf
The Smarter Balanced blueprints describe the content of the ELA and math summative assessments and interim assessments, and how that content will be assessed. The blueprints include critical information about the number of questions, score points, and depth of knowledge for items associated with each assessment target.