Smarter Balanced Releases Draft Initial Achievement Level Descriptors for Public Review


OLYMPIA, Wash. – November 27, 2012 –  The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced)  announced the availability of draft initial achievement level descriptors (ALDs) for feedback and review through January 15, 2013. Developed by K-12 teachers, higher education faculty, and content experts, the initial ALDs describe levels of student performance in English language arts/literacy and mathematics on the Smarter Balanced assessments. Smarter Balanced has also released a college content-readiness definition with associated implications for 12th grade and postsecondary coursework at each achievement level on the 11th grade assessment.

See attached document for more about the draft initial achievement level descriptors.Smarter_Balanced_Releases_Draft_Initial_Achievement_Level_Descriptors_for_Public_Review.pdf