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.

SBAC 2015-16
South Dakota Smarter Balanced test portal


Key Documents: Online Reporting System User Guide
Smarter Balanced Score Reports
Smarter Balanced Score Report Guide
ELA/Literacy Achievement Level Descriptors
ELA/Literacy Claims
Mathematics Achievement Level
Mathematics Claims
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
Parent's Guide to the Common Core State Standards
Parent Letter – gr. 3-8 Parent Letter – gr. 11


SBAC Accommodation Information
Accommodations – one page overview ISAAP Tool
SBAC Accommodations Workshop Q & A SBAC Multiplication Table
SBAC Scribing Protocol SBAC Resources and Practices Comparison-Crosswalk
SBAC Read Aloud Guidelines SBAC Accom Worksheet – Student Plan
State Assessment Accommodations Worksheet Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines
Student Accessibility Plan Information


Recent presentations
Caculators Grades 3-5 Caculators Grades 3-5
Formulas Grades 6-8 Smarter Overview
Getting Started Accommodations
Defining Roles
Administration Details for 2014-15
ELA Timing Chart
Math Timing Chart
Useful Links
SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium


Contact

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