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.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Digital Library

SBAC 2015-16
Non- Participation Codes
South Dakota Smarter Balanced test portal
Test Security Incident Log
Reading Passages Accommodations


Smarter Balanced Score Reports
Smarter Balanced Score Report Guide ELA/Literacy Achievement Level Descriptors
ELA/Literacy Claims Mathematics Achievement Level
Mathematics Claims Key Documents: Online Reporting System User Guide
Smarter Balanced Cut Scores Accessing Smarter Balanced Reports
Directions for Batch Printing Reports Printing from Score Reports


Mathematics ELA Literacy
Mathematics Blueprints ELA /Literacy Blueprint
3rd Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 3rd Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
4th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 4th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
5th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 5th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
6th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 6th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
7th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 7th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
8th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 8th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
11th Grade Mathematics Threshold Descriptors 11th Grade ELA Threshold Descriptors
3rd Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 3rd Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
4th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 4th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
5th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 5th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
6th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 6th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
7th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 7th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
8th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 8th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors
11th Grade Grade Level Mathematics Achievement Level Descriptors 11th Grade Grade Level ELA Achievement Level Descriptors


Documents
IT Systems Architecture Press Release IT Systems Architecture Reports and Resource
New Hardware Purchasing Guidelines New Hardware Purchasing Guidelines FAQ
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Parent Letter – gr. 3-8 Parent Letter – gr. 11


Designated Supports and Accommodation Information
SD Accommodation Manual SBAC Read Aloud Protocol Read Aloud Protocol Training
Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines SBAC Scribing Protocol Scribe Protocol Training
Reading Passages Accommodations (new) 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


Administration Details for 2015-16
Estimated Testing Times
Useful Links
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium


Contact

For more information, please contact Jan Martin at the Department of Education, (605) 773-3246.