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

SBAC 2015-16
South Dakota Smarter Balanced test portal


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


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
  Medical Exemption Form
Parent Letter – gr. 3-8 Parent Letter – gr. 11


Designated Supports and Accommodation Information
Accommodations Summary ISAAP Tool
SBAC Accommodations Workshop Q & A ISAAP - Online Tool (NEW)
SBAC Scribing Protocol SBAC Multiplication Table
SBAC Read Aloud Guidelines SBAC Student Plan Worksheet
State Assessment Accommodations Worksheet SBAC Resources and Practices Comparison-Crosswalk
Student Accessibility Plan Information Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
SD Accommodation Manual TIDE Settings Worksheet - NEW


Recent presentations
Caculators Grades 3-5 Caculators Grades 3-5
Formulas Grades 6-8 Smarter Overview
Getting Started Accommodations
Defining Roles
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.