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SBAC E-mail Update Issue 76

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) e-mail update sent out on March 24, 2014

Index of archived SBAC e-mail updates

SBAC CDE News

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 subscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov. If you would like to unsubscribe from the CDE Smarter Balanced listserv, send a blank message to unsubscribe-caaspp@mlist.cde.ca.gov.

In this issue:

Field Test Classroom Activity and Content Area Assignments Released

Local educational agency (LEA) assignments for performance task topics and classroom activity materials are now available on the California Smarter Balanced Field Test Classroom Activity and Content Area Assignments Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. The Web page provides two critical pieces of information:

Launch of Online Reporting System

The Online Reporting System (ORS) enables authorized users to view test progress information for students participating in the spring 2014 Smarter Balanced Field Test and is located on the California Smarter Balanced Field Test Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. For example, Test Site Coordinators can use ORS to report how many grade three students have completed the English-language arts performance task at his/her school. The ORS User Guide provides information about the ORS features that are available to authorized state, district, and school personnel and is located on the California Smarter Balanced Field Test Documentation and Resources Web page External link opens in new window or tab..

Launch of Single Sign-on for Test Information Distribution Engine (TIDE) Users

Starting March 25, all TIDE system users in the LEA will have single sign-on rights to access the Test Administrator (TA) Interface and ORS located on the California Smarter Balanced Web page External link opens in new window or tab.. Starting on April 1, the single sign-on feature will also work for the TA Practice and Training Site. At the same time, any temporary TA Practice and Training Site usernames and passwords will be deactivated and should be discarded.

Additional Information

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 (CAASPP) Office by phone at 916-445-8765 or by e-mail at caaspp@cde.ca.gov.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
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