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Smarter Balanced Communication Tools

These materials have been provided by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium to assist schools and districts as they communicate with parents and the public about the new assessment system.

These communication tools represent one approach a school or LEA may elect to use to communicate information about the new assessment system and current test administration to parents and other key stakeholders. Schools and districts are encouraged to modify these materials to reflect the needs of their individual schools and communities.

A PowerPoint presentation that can be used to create communications about the new assessments. Slides include graphics and instructions for their use.

Provide a variety of scenarios that might be encountered with suggestions for problem solving and responding for promoting a better understanding of the new assessments.

Questions:   California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office | caaspp@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-8765
Last Reviewed: Friday, December 11, 2020
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