Feedback wanted on SMARTER Balanced math specs

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium recently released the second draft of its specifications for math content on the next-generation, computer-adaptive assessment it is developing in time for the 2014-15 academic year. The consortium now wants feedback from math teachers and others.

Maine is a governing state in the 28-state SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, which is one of two partnerships nationally at work developing student assessments to replace the current variety of standardized tests given by individual states. The SMARTER Balanced assessments are to be based on the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts.

Math teachers and others are encouraged to review the consortium’s math specifications and provide feedback through an online survey. The deadline for providing feedback is Jan. 3, 2012.

The specifications and survey are available at: http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/Resources.aspx. The specifications can be found in the upper righthand corner of the page.

Resources and more information

LEAVE A REPLY. We encourage reader comments to foster a substantive dialogue about education in Maine. Essentially, be brief, be respectful, stay on topic, and include your first and last names. Read the rest of the Maine DOE Newsroom’s comments policy (linked below).

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s