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Reporting Resources

Resource Description

This document guides educators on how they can publicly release the Smarter Balanced scores to provide for parent reports.

This guide provides information and resources for families regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessment results.

This document provides information about the development and use of Achievement Levels on the Smarter Balanced Assessment

District FAQ [docx]

This document provides a list of the most commonly asked questions so far regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessment Results. We will update this document as necessary with additional questions. The most recently updated date will be located in the top right corner.

This guide provides an overview of the individual student score reports generated for the Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. It may be used by teachers and administrators to help interpret a student’s assessment scores as seen in the Online Reporting System (ORS).

This report reviews the background of the Smarter Balanced development as well as the process used to set the achievement level descriptors and suggestions for interpreting and using the assessment results.

This glossary explains key terms for understanding the Smarter Balanced Assessment Score Reports.

This document provides the top six key messages (with backup informational bullets) regarding the Smarter Balanced Assessment results. Key messages on the exact analysis of the results will come before the November release.

This document breaks down the key messages into shorter bullets that can be used for quotes, presentations, or other materials developed by the district or school.

This user guide provides information about the Online Reporting System (ORS), including instructions for viewing score reports, test management resources, creating and editing rosters, and searching for students.

This report helps show why it is important to move to a higher quality assessment.

This document contains Achievement Level Descriptors for the Smarter Balanced summative assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics.

This document outlines the scale score ranges for each achievement level by grade and content area for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments. It can be used to help analyze student scale scores provided on Individual Student Reports from the Online Reporting System.

This toolkit provides a list of all support documentation districts and educators can use to understand and communicate about Smarter Balanced Assessment Results.

This guide was developed by Learning Heroes, a partner to NH DOE and the Smarter Balanced Consortium and adapted by the NH DOE to fit our state’s context. It was developed for teachers based on the most common questions from parents who participated in focus groups regarding the score reports. This document is intended to help teachers have conversations with families around the score report.

This is a draft presentation (originally develop by the Connecticut Department of Education and adapted to New Hampshire’s context) that can be adapted and used with parents, school board members or the community at large.