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Juniors Take Smarter Balance Tests

Juniors Take Smarter Balance Tests

By Jordan Blackburn & Misha Krivoruchko

May 18, 2015

Tam juniors took the new Smarter Balanced tests April 28 through May 1. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System “utilizes computer-adaptive tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do,” according to the California Department of Education website. The test...

Smarter Balance Test Cancelled

Smarter Balance Test Cancelled

By Holly Parkin

April 22, 2014

According to an email sent to faculty by the Tam administration on April 1, the Smarter Balance testing pilot will no longer take place this spring. As previously reported, there will also be no special STAR test schedule this year. Sophomores are scheduled to take only the science STAR test during the...

Smarter Balance Testing to Take Place in April

Smarter Balance Testing to Take Place in April

By Sarah Asch

February 13, 2014

Juniors this year will participate in a pilot of the Smarter Balance standardized test created in compliance with Common Core standards, as previously reported. The test, which has been scheduled for April 8 and 9, will either be in English or math. “It’s a pilot year so we don’t get any of the...