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Smarter Balanced Interim Assessment Blocks

Total Number of Items and Handscoring Requirements by Grade and Subject.

The following tables are intended to assist LEA CAASPP coordinators, site coordinators, and test administrators in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs). Each table provides key information, including the total number of items on each IAB. The total number of items includes both machine-scored and hand-scored items for each content area—English language arts (ELA) and mathematics (math). Also provided in each table is the number of constructed response and essay items on each IAB that require local hand scoring.

Grade 3
Subject Grade IAB Name Total Number
of Items on IAB
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
3
Read Literary Texts
15
1
0
ELA
3
Read Informational Texts
16
1
0
ELA
3
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
3
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
3
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
3
Editing
15
0
0
ELA
3
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
3
Research
18
0
0
ELA
3
Opinion Performance Task
4
2
1
Math
3
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
15
0
0
Math
3
Number and Operations—Fractions
14
0
0
Math
3
Measurement and Data
15
0
0
Math
3
Number and Operations in Base Ten
15
0
0
Math
3
Mathematics Performance Task
6
4
0

 

Grade 4
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
4
Read Literary Texts
15
1
0
ELA
4
Read Informational Texts
14
1
0
ELA
4
Brief Writes
6
6
6
ELA
4
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
4
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
4
Editing
15
0
0
ELA
4
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
4
Research
18
0
0
ELA
4
Narrative Performance Task
4
2
1
Math
4
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
16
0
0
Math
4
Number and Operations—Fractions
15
0
0
Math
4
Measurement and Data
15
0
0
Math
4
Numbers and Operations in Base Ten
15
0
0
Math
4
Geometry
11
0
0
Math
4
Mathematics Performance Task
6
4
0
 
Grade 5
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
5
Read Literary Texts
15
2
0
ELA
5
Read Informational Texts
15
2
0
ELA
5
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
5
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
5
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
5
Editing
14
0
0
ELA
5
Listen/Interpret
14
0
0
ELA
5
Research
18
0
0
ELA
5
Narrative Performance Task
4
2
1
Math
5
Operations and Algebraic Thinking
15
0
0
Math
5
Number and Operations—Fractions
15
0
0
Math
5
Measurement and Data
14
0
0
Math
5
Number and Operations in Base Ten
15
0
0
Math
5
Geometry
13
0
0
Math
5
Mathematics Performance Task
6
4
0
 
Grade 6
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
6
Read Literary Texts
15
1
0
ELA
6
Read Informational Texts
16
1
0
ELA
6
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
6
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
6
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
6
Editing
15
0
0
ELA
6
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
6
Research
18
0
0
ELA
6
Argumentative Performance Task
3
2
1
Math
6
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
13
0
0
Math
6
The Number System
15
0
0
Math
6
Expressions and Equations
16
0
0
Math
6
Geometry
12
0
0
Math
6
Statistics and Probability
13
0
0
Math
6
Mathematics Performance Task
6
3
0
 
Grade 7
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
7
Read Literary Texts
16
1
0
ELA
7
Read Informational Texts
16
1
0
ELA
7
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
7
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
7
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
7
Editing
14
0
0
ELA
7
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
7
Research
18
0
0
ELA
7
Explanatory Performance Task
4
2
1
Math
7
Ratios and Proportional Relationships
13
0
0
Math
7
The Number System
14
0
0
Math
7
Expressions and Equations
15
0
0
Math
7
Geometry
13
0
0
Math
7
Statistics and Probability
15
0
0
Math
7
Mathematics Performance Task
6
3
0
 
Grade 8
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
8
Read Literary Texts
16
1
0
ELA
8
Read Informational Texts
16
2
0
ELA
8
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
8
Edit/Revise
14
0
0
ELA
8
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
8
Research
18
0
0
ELA
8
Explanatory Performance Task
4
2
1
Math
8
Expressions and Equations I
14
0
0
Math
8
Expressions and Equations II
13
0
0
Math
8
Functions
15
0
0
Math
8
Geometry
15
0
0
Math
8
Mathematics Performance Task
6
2
0
 
High School (HS)
Subject Grade Assessment Block Title Total Number
of IAB Items
IAB Constructed Response IAB Essay
ELA
HS
Read Literary Texts
16
1
0
ELA
HS
Read Informational Texts
15
1
0
ELA
HS
Brief Writes
6
6
0
ELA
HS
Revision
15
0
0
ELA
HS
Language and Vocabulary Use
15
0
0
ELA
HS
Editing
15
0
0
ELA
HS
Listen/Interpret
15
0
0
ELA
HS
Research
18
0
0
ELA
HS
Explanatory Performance Task
3
2
1
Math
HS
Algebra and Functions I
15
0
0
Math
HS
Algebra and Functions II
15
0
0
Math
HS
Geometry and Right Triangle Trigonometry
15
0
0
Math
HS
Statistics and Probability
12
0
0
Math
HS
Mathematics Performance Task
6
4
0
Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Wednesday, September 28, 2016
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