Revisiting the Smarter Balanced Placement Agreement: Your Feedback Wanted!

The 2017 Legislature passed a law making significant changes to the K-12 assessment requirement, including shifting the timing of the high school assessment from the 11th grade to the 10th.  This was already the case in practice for English but NOT for math.

This shift means we need to revisit our placement agreements, so a work group met in December to recommend changes in the language in order to maintain the agreement.

We are seeking feedback on the recommendations before we take them to our system leadership for final approval.

  • Proposed Changes to Math:
  • Proposed Changes to English:

Each document includes

  1. Recommendations
  2. Background to the new law
  3. Link to a Google form for providing feedback

The deadline for input is February 28th, 2018.

Want More Information?

The Original System Work:

If you’re interested in more details about the assessment itself (what the levels mean; definitions of scale scores and threshold achievement descriptors, etc.), see this page on the Smarter Balanced web site.

Feel free to share as widely as you’d like with colleagues who would like to provide some feedback.

Questions? Contact Bill Moore at

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