Posts tagged with sbac

Sometimes more is really less


Sample Items | Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium The item above comes from a sample item on the SBAC (Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium) website, and it’s supposed to assess the writing  of an argument (what used to be called persuasive writing). Click on the image to get a larger view to read the task.

What if we reduced testing, and focused on teacher created assessments?


The case for this (from three testing experts: MT: What is your advice on the right balance between validity and reliability, especially if we want to embrace the goals implicit in the Common Core? HE: I think the importance of reliability has been overblown. BL: I agree it is less important than comparability and validity and fairness.  It […]

Fall CUE: Take a Peek at the New SBAC/CCSS Computer-Based Assessments


This presentation will take place Friday at 2:30 p.m. More information can be found here. This was an intimate presentation, but it was a great discussion. I really appreciate the participants candor and willingness to share their thoughts. I’ve added some more links below. Links for Presentation SBAC – Alice Mercer on Diigo Education Week: Adaptive Testing Evolves […]


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