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Lumos Assistant. Smarter Balanced tests measure student achievement and growth of students in English Language Arts and math in grades and high school. The SBAC tests are computer adaptive which means students are given a more difficult question when they answer a question correctly, allowing students to demonstrate the depth of their knowledge, and the questions get easier when students answer questions incorrectly. Knowing how to read the SBAC score cards accurately provides a wealth of information on student knowledge and progress. It is important for teachers, students and parents to be able to interpret the report card. Scaled scores are measured on a continuous scale of approximately to , and this scale increases over grade levels.
Online SBAC Practice Tests and Tips
Abstract This study examined automated essay scoring for experimental tests of writing from sources. These tests part of the CBAL research initiative at ETS embed writing tasks within a scenario in which students read and respond to sources. Two large-scale pilots are reported: One was administered in , in which four writing assessments were piloted, and one was administered in , in which two writing assessments and two reading assessments were administered.
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