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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop and implement next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. The Smarter Balanced Assessment will replace the NECAP assessment in mathematics and English language arts this spring.

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.

NH Assessment Schedule for School Year 2015-2016 Acrobat Reader

  • The testing window for the 2015-16 school year is March 15 – June 10, 2016.

Smarter Balanced Test Security Summary Acrobat Reader

Test Security Log Excel

Smarter Balanced Assessment Results 2014-2015

Resources

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

Scott Mantie, Ph.D.
Division Director, Program Support
(603) 271-3844
Scott.Mantie@doe.nh.gov
Sandi MacDonald
Administrator, Bureau of Accountability and Assessment
(603) 271-3453
Saundra.MacDonald@doe.nh.gov

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