Archived Implications for Instruction Webinars Now Available to View Online

Last month's Connecting the Common Core State Standards-Mathematics and the Smarter Balanced Assessment webinars were recorded, archived, and are now available for you to view at any time on the State Department of Education's website.

Idaho is a governing state in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC). SBAC's Theory of Action calls for the full integration of learning and assessment systems, leading to more informed decision making, higher quality instruction, and, ultimately, an increased number of students who are well prepared for postsecondary education opportunities and the workforce. The Implications for Instruction webinar looks closely at the standards as defined by the Smarter Balanced Mathematics Content Specifications and examines the implications for classroom instruction.

Due to a significant amount of information, the webinar is presented in two parts. Part I focuses on the Mathematics Content Specifications for the Smarter Balanced Assessment, 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 and takes a look at the item types on the assessment. Part II also goes over how a closer look at the item specifications can guide instruction.

To view archived webinars and related documents, click here.

Questions or comments?
Please contact:

Nichole K. Hall
Coordinator – Assessment, IELA & SAT
nhall@sde.idaho.gov
Phone: (208) 332-6933

Nancy Thomas Price
Coordinator – Formative & Interim Assessment
nthomasprice@sde.idaho.gov
Phone: (208) 332-6988