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Unit 2 California Assessment System

STAR Program

CDE STAR Web page:

Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Assessments Web page:

Smarter Balanced Computer Adaptive Testing Fact Sheet:

Overview of Computer Adaptive Testing:

CDE SBAC electronic mailing list (send a blank e-mail):

Smarter Balanced Summary of Core Components (and reproducible handout):

Smarter Balanced Sample Items and Performance Tasks:

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests:

Smarter Balanced Master Work Plan for the Digital Library for Formative Assessment:

SBAC Preliminary Draft Blueprints for ELA and Mathematics:

UCLA National Center for Research Assessment Research Reports:

Smarter Balanced General Item Specifications (quality assurance and validity studies):

SBAC Bias and Sensitivity Guidelines:

SBAC General Accessibility Guidelines:

English Learner

CDE English Language Development Standards Web page:

Students with Disabilities

CDE CCSS Resources Web page — Alternate assessment for students with disabilities (select Alternate Assessment tab):  

National Center and State Collaborative (NCSC):

NCSC FAQs (CDE Web page):

CDE NCSC Electronic Mailing List (send a blank e-mail to subscribe):

Other Resources

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