The work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed – regardless of disability, language or subgroup. The development of the assessment has and will continue to involve experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process. For more information, please visit New Hampshire's Smarter Balanced Portal: http://nh.portal.airast.org.
The TIDE Portal has been redesigned. The new TIDE Portal will launch on October 6, 2016.
It is extremely important that your school district’s test administrators, test coordinators, school reporting administrators, and any other member of your staff who enters students, assigns tests, retrieves SBAC reports, files appeals, or uses the TIDE portal for administering SBAC interim assessments or practice tests, should participate in the 1 hour TIDE Portal webinar detailed below. The webinar will take place on September 29, 2016 from 2:15 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and will include changes to the system with respect to the following topics:
A recording of this webinar has been posted on the Smarter Balanced Portal (resources; training materials; webinars) or the direct URL is http://nh.portal.airast.org/resources/?section=training-materials.
2016-2017 School Year Information.
The testing window for the 2016-17 school year is March 14, 2017 – June 9, 2017.
Smarter Balanced Test Security
Smarter Balanced Test Security Summary
Smarter Balanced Assessment Results 2014-2015
GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents: This guide provides an explanation of what kids are expected to know and be able to do in each testing category in both English language arts and math. It has sample problems, milestone videos, and tips to help at home.
Skill Builder: With the Skill Builder, parents can use their child's score report to locate resources that are tailored to the areas their child needs to improve. A parent can enter the grade, subject and scoring category and find results for students performing in every level.
|Audience||Overview of Content|
|Students, Parents & Families||Introduction to SBAC, Supporting your student(s), FAQ’s, Sample test items|
|Teachers Resources||Resources, Instructional Support, FAQ’s|
|School & District Leadership||Technology Readiness, Test Administration Training, Test Coordinators|
|Business Leaders||Benefits for the business community, position statements, what business leaders can do to support higher, more rigorous standards|
|Policy Makers||Introduction to Smarter Balanced, FAQs, sample test items|
Administrator, Bureau of Accountability and Assessment
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