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Achievement Level Descriptors (ALD) Glossary of Terms /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/ALD_Smarter-ELA-Literacy.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.
Assessment Blueprint Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Assessment-Blueprint-Overview.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.

Interim Blueprints
Blocks (IAB): ELAMathematics (Updated: 9/14/18)

Comprehensive (ICA): ELA, Mathematics (New: 9/14/18)

Summative Blueprints
ELAMathematics (Updated: 9/14/18)

(Updated: May 4, 2018) This Assessment Inventory Data Collection worksheet can be used by districts to keep track of time spent testing during the 2017-18 school year. The Legislature did request this type of information for the 2017-18 school year. This worksheet can be used to gather information, in preparation for submitting it via this online survey by October 15, 2018.

Classroom Resources Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Classroom-Resources-Overview_03132017.pdf
Classroom resource documents are embedded below and support testing sites when administering state assessments.

Test Location Supports
Do Not Disturb Sign
English, Spanish
Pencil Reminder
Color, B & W

Additional Resources

Calculator and Electronic Device Policy (Updated 11/30/2018)
Keyboarding Shortcuts
Accessibility Features for Student Access (formerly Materials Available for Student Access) (coming soon)
Multiplication Table (Accommodation only)
Periodic Table 
Proctoring Practice and Training Tests
Science Online Training Test Support (coming soon)
Scratch Paper Log
Tool Button Tip Sheet (coming soon)
Test Security and Building Plan Template (coming soon)
100’s Number Table (Accommodation only) 

Smarter Balanced Glossaries
Individual Student
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8
Gr3, Gr4, Gr5, Gr6, Gr7, Gr8, High School

Communication and Resources Overview: OSPI /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Communication-and-Resources-Overview_OSPI-02012017.pdf
The resources below are intended to assist districts in communicating with families of students about the assessments.

Family Communication
Your Child’s Progress
Principal Letter Templates 
Parent/Guardian Access to their Child’s Test Booklets How to File a Score Appeal

Resources for Graduation
Graduation Toolkits
Graduation Pathways Matrix

Communications and Resources Overview: Smarter Balanced /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Communication-and-Resources-Overview_Smarter.pdf
The resources below provide information and support for the Smarter Balanced assessments. Including supports for reaching out to families.  

Family Communication
English Language Learners and Smarter Balanced
Score Report Parent Tools/ Understanding Smarter Balanced
Communication Toolkit — Smarter Balanced

Resources for Smarter Balanced Assessments
Adaptive Software for Smarter Balanced
Field Test Report for Smarter Balanced
Infographics Chart for Smarter Balanced
Scoring and Reporting Factsheet
Writing in Grades 3-5

Data: Files, System and Participation Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Data-Files-Systems-and-Participation.pdf

(August 1, 2018: New for 2018-19) The resources below support District Test Coordinators (DCs) and District Administrators (DAs) with an overview of available resources, test administration activities, access to systems and applications, and student data processes.

Quick Start Guide

Student Records Management for Assessment and Accountability Guidelines (SRMAAG)

District Test Coordinator contact information for Washington Public School Districts.
Forms, Reports, Templates, and Logs Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Forms-Reports-and-Logs_01282017.pdf

The following forms and reports support the administration of state assessments.

OSPI is working to build an electronic Assessment Reporting and Management System (ARMS) that will replace the current paper process. The ARMS application is tentatively set to open early March. The following forms will continue to be available until the system is operational and training has been completed.

Tools, Supports, and Accommodations
Non-Standard Accommodation & Designated Support Request (coming soon)

Training, Security Reports, and Building Plan (October 17, 2018: New for 2018-19)
School Site Administration and Security Report

Test Security and Building Plan Template

Test Security Staff Assurance Report
Training Log for State Assessments
Test Question Ambiguity Form

Schedules and Timelines Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Schedules-and-Timelines.pdf

The schedules below provide information on system downtimes and testing windows for the 2018-19 school year. Updates to these schedules are made regularly.

Downtimes for AIR Systems (Updated: 9/18/18)

2018-19 Important Dates

State Testing and Timelines Calendars

Test Material Overview /core/fileparse.php/2317/urlt/Test-Material-Overview_01302017.pdf

The following are available resources to support District Test Coordinators in receipt inventory, tracking, reporting discrepancies, processing, and return of test materials.


Additional Order Material Schedules
Fall SB HS A/O
Spring SB/WCAS 3-8 A/O


Material Tracking 
Shipment Tracking and RAMIS Files


Material Processing
Test Materials Processing Training


Miscellaneous Materials
Test Material Variance Form