Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

CDE

The California Department of Education has made available a new comprehensive online resource for the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP).  

These resources known as the Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for
 Grades 3-5, Grades 6-8, Grade 11, should prove helpful in preparing for the state standardized CAASPP testing. 

The Parent Guides provides a subject by subject, grade by grade sample of the Smarter Balanced assessment items/questions. The sample items explain the academic standards being addressed and clearly note within the examples the kinds of questions students must answer correctly to reach each achievement level. 

Below are direct links for each grade level in English and Spanish:

Grades 3-5 
English http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde35.pdf
Español http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde35spa.pdf

Grades 6-8
English http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde68.pdf
Español http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde68spa.pdf

Grade 11
English http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde11.pdf
Español http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/documents/sbparentgde11spa.pdf

All of the resources and more can be found at:
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/index.asp?tabsection=3#ssr

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