Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments

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    Smarter Balanced offers optional interim assessments which allow teachers to check student progress toward meeting the demand of college-and-career ready standards. Two types of assessments are available: Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) and Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs). Each provide information that may inform instruction.

    Find more information here: Interim Assessments Overview by Smarter Balanced.


     • WCSD TAM Supplement 2020-2021

    • Includes: Guidance for Classroom Activity and tips for printing test ticket logins for Teachers

    --Tip: Instructions for customizing student test tickets using Mail Merge are linked under Test Session Logistics

Interim Assessment Blocks

  • The Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) focus on a smaller set of related content to provide more detail on the tested contest to provide more detailed information for instructional purposes.

    Interim Assessment Blocks Blueprints

Interim Comprehensive Assessments

  • The Interim Comprehensive Assessments (ICAs) assess the same content and standards that are in the summative assessment. The generated reports also use the same scale and claim level detail.

    Smarter Assessment Blueprints


Getting Started with Interim Assessments

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