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10/31/2013 10:22:00 AM
Smarter Balanced Field Test Recruitment Date Extended

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a robust, groundbreaking assessment system to provide high-quality information on learning--and ultimately help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.

Multifaceted in design, the Smarter Balanced system includes computer-adaptive summative and interim assessments that provide accurate and effective measures of student achievement and growth, along with cutting-edge formative tools to help teachers better understand and support their students. A variety of assessment item types - including selected-response, constructed-response, and technology-enhanced items and performance tasks - ensure that students are assessed with rigor and fidelity across the full range of the Common Core State Standards.

Valuable Advance Exposure to the Assessment System
In the spring (mid-March to early June) of 2014, Smarter Balanced will conduct the Field Test of its innovative next-generation assessments. Schools in our state have the opportunity to participate in and experience an assessment that is closely aligned with the content, configuration, and length of the planned 2015 operational assessments.

To submit your interest in participating in the 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test, click on this link: http://www.formstack.com/forms/fieldtest-recruitment. Please submit your interest by November 1, 2013.

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