Smarter Balanced

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Smarter Balanced Roadmap

This workshop, taught by State Network Educators and Digital Library authors, is designed to take you on journey through the Smarter Balanced Assessment System (CAASPP) and all the components that it has to offer. The goal of this session is to allow participants the opportunity to experience all of the tools, lessons, and assessments that are freely available to California educators. As you take this journey with us you will see how the Common Core State Standards and the California Framework directly connect to the Smarter Balanced Assessment System (CAASPP), the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs), and the Digital Library. We will also explore how each component supports format familiarity while providing teachers with valuable formative assessment data to help with differentiated instruction and resulting in a low stress, highly successful summative assessment experience for educators and students alike.


Increase Your Super Powers with Pear Deck and Smarter Balanced

This workshop, taught by State Network Educators, Digital Library authors, and Google Certified Trainers, is designed to show teachers how to use the Smarter Balanced practice test questions, training test, sample items, and Pear Deck to create an interactive engaging experience for students. Participants will learn how to use content from Smarter Balanced and Pear Deck features to create an interactive formative assessment opportunity for students in an effort to reduce anxiety and stress related to the formatting of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment. The goal of this session is for participants to walk away with the knowledge and skills needed to create a lesson that can be used with students Monday morning.

Navigating Data Driven Instruction:

Interim Assessment Blocks

Would you like to learn how to use the Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs & FIABs) and the data they can provide as a way to inform classroom instruction? Bring your compass and join this duo of State Network Educators as they help you navigate your way through the process of data driven instruction using the tools provided within the CAASPP/Smarter Balanced system of supports. Participants will learn how to create an assessment loop structure that can be applied to any IAB/FIAB in order to maximize its effectiveness. In addition, attendees will be shown actual classroom examples and data to illustrate each part of the assessment loop.


Resources

**Must have a FREE Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers account to download resources**

Authored by Cassandra Gartung

A 3-Acts Task is a whole group mathematics task consisting of three distinct parts: an engaging and perplexing Act 1, an information and solution-seeking Act 2, and a solution discussion and revealing Act 3. In Act 1, you will introduce the task using as few words as possible. As students begin to think about the task, one of the "wonderings" posed will be the focus of the 3-Acts investigation. Then in Act 2, the student experiences a productive struggle while seeking new information and resources to understand the tools and information needed to solve the task. Act 3 serves as the resolution to understand different ways in which the problem could be solved. In doing so, teachers will use the formative assessment process to reteach or extend the lesson.

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