English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three major components: end-of-year summative assessments* designed for accountability purposes; a digital library which is a suite of tools and resources that support classroom-based formative assessment practices; and interim assessments designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year.
*The summative test will replace the MSP and the HSPE for accountability and annual yearly progress.
Graduation assessment requirements vary by Class. Please see
www.WAtesting.com for details.
Scoring ELA Smarter Balanced
The grades 3, 6, and 11
Scoring Guide for Performance Task Full-Writes is now available on the Smarter Balanced website. The scoring guide is designed to help educators understand the scoring process for the Performance Task Full-Writes.
Presentations from Trainings
Association for Middle Level Educators (AMLE) national conference (November 6–8)
- An overview of the ELA Smarter Balanced System
- Analyzing quality text
- Creating meaningful questions
Leadership Coaches with Office of Student and School Success (OSSS) (November 19)
- An ELA and Math overview of the Smarter Balanced System
- Digital Library – Formative Assessment
- Interim Assessment
- Summative Assessments
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