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Unit 2 California Assessment System

STAR Program

CDE STAR Web page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sr/


Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Assessments Web page: www.smarterbalanced.org/smarter-balanced-assessments/

Smarter Balanced Computer Adaptive Testing Fact Sheet: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Smarter-Balanced-CAT.pdf

Overview of Computer Adaptive Testing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELKCZpvpH6A

CDE SBAC electronic mailing list (send a blank e-mail): subscribe-sbac@mlist.cde.ca.gov

Smarter Balanced Summary of Core Components (and reproducible handout): http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Smarter-Balanced-Core-Components.pdf

Smarter Balanced Sample Items and Performance Tasks: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

Smarter Balanced Master Work Plan for the Digital Library for Formative Assessment: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/Formative-Assessment-Master-Work-Plan-Narrative.pdf

SBAC Preliminary Draft Blueprints for ELA and Mathematics: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Smarter-Balanced-Preliminary-Test-Blueprints.pdf

UCLA National Center for Research Assessment Research Reports: http://www.cse.ucla.edu/products/reports.php?action=search&query=On+the+Road+to+Assessing+Deeper+Learning%3A

Smarter Balanced General Item Specifications (quality assurance and validity studies): http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TaskItemSpecifications/ItemSpecifications/GeneralItemSpecifications.pdf

SBAC Bias and Sensitivity Guidelines: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TaskItemSpecifications/Guidelines/BiasandSensitivity/BiasandSensitivityGuidelines.pdf

SBAC General Accessibility Guidelines: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/TaskItemSpecifications/Guidelines/AccessibilityandAccommodations/GeneralAccessibilityGuidelines.pdf


English Learner

CDE English Language Development Standards Web page: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/el/er/eldstandards.asp


Students with Disabilities

CDE CCSS Resources Web page — Alternate assessment for students with disabilities (select Alternate Assessment tab): http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/cc/  

National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC): http://www.ncscpartners.org/

NCSC FAQs (CDE Web page): http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/se/cc/ncscfaq.asp

CDE NCSC Electronic Mailing List (send a blank e-mail to subscribe): ncsc@mlist.cde.ca.gov


Other Resources

Partnership for Assessment and Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) —other consortium developing CCSS-based assessment system: http://parcconline.org