Data & Assessment
Districts and schools in California have switched to a new statewide assessment system. The assessments focus on California Standards and are administered through a computerized testing system developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC).
Smarter Balanced Assessment Reporting
Over 3 million California students took Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) end of year tests this spring. The SBAC measures California Standards achievement for grades 3 through 8 and 11 in English and mathematics. The annual state tests are one measure districts, parents, and communities can use to check school achievement. This blog post offers information on 2017 SBAC reports including report elements, types of reports, and timelines for release of information. Read more about 2017 SBAC reporting...
Additional SBAC Resource Pages
2017 SBAC Final Results: Connecting Assessment to Instruction
District Plan for 2017-18 Summative AssessmentThis sample district plan outlines preparation activities for the 2017-18 SBAC Summative Assessment. Tasks for administrators, technology staff, teachers, and students are specified. The sample plan is available as a Word or PDF file.
Scale score ranges for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics, by Content Area, Grade Level, and Achievement Level can be found here.
Part of the 11th grade ELA & mathematics SBAC results, the EAP is intended to provide students with opportunities to measure their readiness for college-level English and mathematics in their junior year of high school, and to facilitate opportunities for them to improve their skills during their senior year.
Smarter Balanced Test Blueprints
The test blueprints describe the content of the ELA and mathematics Summative Assessments in grades 3‒8 and grade 11, and how that content will be assessed to reflect the depth and breadth of the performance expectations for the California Content Standards. These test blueprints provide information about the number of items, score points, and depth of knowledge for items associated with each assessment target. Here are links to:
ELA Smarter Balanced Blueprints
Mathematics Smarter Balanced Blueprints
The California Department of Education results page with searchable information for counties, districts, schools and the state as a whole can be found here.