Oregon Department of Education

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Technical Documents

English Language Arts (ELA)


  • Smarter Balanced Mathematics Construct-Relevant Vocabulary
    Quick reference document that includes the construct relevant vocabulary for grades 3-8 and high school, sourced from the Claim 1 item specifications.
    Grade 3 - High School PDF

WestEd and SCALE Provided BEAL Materials

Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL) is a professional development opportunity that provides educators the opportunity to:
  • Learn about Smarter Balanced performance tasks, how they assess college and career readiness, and where they fit into the assessment continuum.
  • Use Smarter Balanced scoring tools and processes to analyze student work and develop a deeper understanding of the Smarter Balanced performance tasks and the instructional shifts of the Common Core State Standards.
  • Begin to plan for all students to learn the skills and content necessary to gain mastery on the Common Core State Standards and to demonstrate that mastery on the Smarter Balanced performance tasks

  • Bryan Toller Email    (503) 947-5832
    Assessment - Specialist, Mathematics