SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium
South Dakota is part of the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, or SBAC. The SBAC is a consortium of states that have been working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math. South Dakota is one of 21 governing states, which allows the state decision-making participation. The remaining six are advisory states.
The SBAC focus is on assessing students annually in grades 3-8 and 11. The system includes both summative and interim assessments and will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed.
|Assessment Design - What are the assessments measuring?|
|Mathematics Blueprints||ELA /Literacy Blueprints|
|Mathematics Claims||ELA/Literacy Claims|
|SD Content Standard Crosswalk Blueprint|
|Designated Supports and Accommodation Information|
|SD Accommodation Manual||SBAC Read Aloud Protocol||Read Aloud Protocol Training|
|South Dakota’s Tools, Supports, and Accommodations (SD-TSA)||SBAC Scribing Protocol||Scribe Protocol Training|
|Reading Passages Accommodations||ISAAP Tool – Spreadsheet||Tools, Supports & Accommodations|
|Accommodations Summary||ISAAP - Online Tool||Reading Passages Accommodation|
|TIDE Settings Worksheet (updated)||SBAC Student Plan Worksheet||Assessment Workshop Training|
|State Assessment Accommodations Worksheet||SBAC Multiplication Table||SD Accommodations Manual Training|
|SBAC UAAG Supplement: Language Supports / (pdf)|
For more information, contact Amanda Thronson at the Department of Education, (605) 773-3247.