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Smarter Balance Assessment

Smarter Balanced Assessments

 

Grades

Subjects

Requirement/Availability

Testing Window

Fall 2016 (retake)

11 & 12

ELA

Available to students in the classes of 2017 or earlier who have not yet met the ELA assessment graduation requirement.

ONLINE: Oct 31 – Nov 18
PAPER/PENCIL: not available

12

Available to students in the class of 2018 or earlier who have not yet passed the ELA assessment and/or met the ELA assessment graduation requirement.

11 & 12

Math

Available to students who have not yet met the mathematics assessment graduation requirement

12

Available to students in the class of 2018 or earlier who have not yet passed the high school math assessment and/or met the math assessment graduation requirement.

Spring 2017

3-8

ELA and Math

Required for federal and state accountability

ONLINE: March 6 – June 9
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 9)
PAPER/PENCIL: March 6 – May 19
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than May 19)

For example, if the last day of school is June 9, the testing window will be March 20 – May 19

10

ELA

Required for graduation for classes of 2017 and beyond

ONLINE: March 6 ‒ June 9
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 9)
PAPER/PENCIL: May 5 ‒ May 26
(must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year, but no later than May 26)

For example, if the last day of school is May 30, the testing window will be May 9 – May 26

If your district's school year extends into June, the grade 10 paper/pencil testing must still conclude by May 26

10

Math

Required for graduation for classes of 2019 and beyond

Available to students in 10th grade who are completing or have already completed an Algebra II or Integrated Math III course

ONLINE: Mar 6 ‒ June 9
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 9)

PAPER/PENCIL: May 5 ‒ May 26
(must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year, but no later than May 26)

For example, if the last day of school is May 30, the testing window will be May 9 – May 26

If your district's school year extends into June, the grade 10 paper/pencil testing must still conclude by May 26

11 & 12

ELA and Math

Required for federal and state accountability for all students in grade 11. Also required for graduation for the classes of 2017 and beyond for ELA, and for the classes of 2019 and beyond for Math.

A student in grade 11 who earned a level 3 or level 4 ELA or Math score in grade 10 is not required to test.
(Previous score will be carried forward for accountability)

Available to students who previously tested on the ELA and/or mathematics assessment and would like to attempt a higher score.

ONLINE: Mar 6 – Jun 9
(must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 9)

For example, if the last day of school is June 6, the testing window will be Mar 13 – June 5

PAPER/PENCIL: May 5 ‒ May 26
(must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year)