The Smarter Balanced Assessment results, which were anticipated in August, have been delayed to September 9. Educators, parents, and the broader community have been alerted that the results will be different than scores in the past, as this will be the first year of the test and new concepts of understanding are being evaluated. With this in mind, the California Department of Education is taking extra steps to ensure that the data is properly compiled and posted.
This year’s scores will be viewed as a new baseline that will help our teachers (and families) measure future growth. The new assessments will be one measure that will be used—along with other information—to measure the progress that our schools and district are making in educating all students. Our administrators and teachers will be looking closely at these new scores to better understand learning strengths and areas for improvement in order to inform instructional decisions and guide professional development and educational programs.
More resources for understanding the CAASPP Score Report can be found at http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/caasppssreports.asp.
This video created by the California Department of Education also provides information regarding the score report:
More information about the delay may be found at edsource.org/.