SSMARTER MARTER ALANCED BBALANCED A SSESSMENTS ASSESSMENTS In the spring of 2015, students in grades 3-8 and in grade 11 took the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English Language Arts and Mathematics. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are aligned with California’s new content standards and reﬂect the communication, critical thinking and problem solving skills students need to be ready for college and the 21st century job market. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are taken on a computer and parts are adaptive, which means that during the test, the questions will become more or less diﬃcult on the basis of how the student performs. If the student answers a question correctly, the next question may be a bit more challenging; if the student answers it incorrectly, the next question may be less diﬃcult. Results from these assessments are just one piece of information to help teachers, parents/guardians, and students understand how well a student is performing on the grade-level standards.
SUCCESS STORY - Lake County English Learners outperform state average in English Language Arts .