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SBAC E-mail Update Issue 67

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Index of archived SBAC e-mail updates


The California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced update is a bimonthly e-mail that reports on current and upcoming Smarter Balanced development activities. To join the CDE Smarter Balanced e-mail list, send a blank e-mail to

In this issue:

Archived Webinar Featuring Overview of Smarter Balanced Assessments

On October 10, 2013, Deb Sigman, Deputy Superintendent of the CDE District, School, and Innovation Branch, presented a Webinar titled “What Is Smarter Balanced? What Will Assessment Look Like?” as part of the Secondary Literacy Partnership’s series "Transitioning to the Common Core State Standards: Spotlight on Instruction, Assessment, and Equity." The presentation reviewed California’s vision and the foundation that was built to create a new statewide assessment system; provided an overview of the Smarter Balanced system of assessments; and, in a “fact vs. fiction” section, addressed misinformation that has been associated with the Smarter Balanced assessments. The Webinar also presented a variety of Smarter Balanced resources, such as sample test items and the Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines. This Webinar External link opens in new window or tab. is archived online.

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Additional information about Smarter Balanced is available on the CDE Smarter Balanced Web page. General questions about the Smarter Balanced assessments should be directed to the CDE California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office by phone at 916-445-8765 or by e-mail at

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