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About the Nevada Smarter Balanced

What is the Nevada Smarter Balanced?

The Nevada Smarter Balanced assessment testing is a comprehensive program designed to provide information about what students know in core academic areas. It is currently used for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics. This replaces the Nevada Criterion Referenced Tests (Nevada CRT).

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State Testing Information for Nevada

Portions of the following material were taken from the Department of Education website. Please consult your state's education website for further information on the actual tests administered for your school.


For the past several years, Nevada has worked with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), a group of states that worked collaboratively to develop the Smarter Balanced assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Nevada is one of 21 governing states, who participate in the state decision-making process that regulates the consortium.

The Smarter Balanced assessments are a key part of preparing all Nevada students for success in college and careers readiness. The computer adaptive format and on-line administration of these new assessments will provide more meaningful feedback that teachers and parents can use to help students succeed.

Spring 2015 Administration of Smarter Balanced Assessments

Beginning in school year 2014-15, Smarter Balanced assessments will replace the Nevada Criterion Referenced Test in Reading and mathematics for grades 3-8 and writing in grades 5 and 8. Scores from the new assessments represent a realistic baseline that provides a more accurate indicator for teachers, students, and parents as they work to meet the rigorous demands of the college and career readiness.

The assessments are comprised of two parts: (1) a computer adaptive test and (2) performance tasks, administered within a 12-week window in Nevada for grades 3 through 8.


 
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