Genesee school's is one of many schools in the country participating in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test this spring. Schools in 24 states will administer the online assessment to certain grades in mathematics and/or English language arts/ Literacy starting this April, 2014.
The Field Test is an opportunity to “test the test.” Information from the field test will be used to evaluate the testing software, ensure the quality of test questions, and evaluate the effectiveness of the test administration and training materials.
For our school, students in grades 3-11 have been selected to take the Field test. The assessment will be administered over multiple days during the months of April and May.
This is a very exciting opportunity for our school. Students will be able to try out new, online testing software and innovative question types that will be very similar on future Smarter Balanced assessments. By participating in the field test, your child will be influencing the development of future Smarter Balanced assessments used in our schools.
If you would like more information about Smarter Balanced, please visit the Smarter Balanced website at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/. If you have any questions regarding your child’s participation, please contact Mr. Scripter, Mrs. Moore or Mr. Caldwell at 208-285-1161