The Smarter Balanced Consortium's Theory of Action calls for full integration of the learning and assessment systems, leading to more informed decision making and higher quality instruction, and ultimately to increase the number of students who are well prepared for post-secondary education opportunities and the workforce. The Implications for Instruction Webinar looks closely at the standards as defined by the Smarter Balanced, Math Content Specifications and examines the implications for classroom instruction.
Due to a significant amount of information, the webinar was divided into two parts. Part I focuses on the Mathematics Content Specifications for the Smarter Balanced Assessment and how the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) aligns to the assessment targets, and how the content specifications can guide instruction. Part II focuses on the Math Item Specifications for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, as well as, looking at the item types on the assessment. Part II also goes over how a closer look at the item specifications can guide instruction.
Below, you will find the recordings of the live webinar sessions and the documents that are referenced during the webinars. At the minimum, please skim through the documents before viewing the webinar. Familiarity with the documents is essential for the understanding of the material presented. Also included are the note-taking documents for both webinars and the Power Points for district professional development needs.
Nancy Thomas Price
Coordinator – Formative & Interim Assessment
Phone: (208) 332-6988
Nichole K. Hall
Coordinator – Assessment IELA & SIELA & SAT
Phone: (208) 332-6933