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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...

Common Core Standards Replace STAR Testing

Common Core Standards Replace STAR Testing

By Holly Parkin

December 16, 2013

In connection with new Common Core standards, a standardized test called the Smarter Balanced test will be implemented at Tam in the 2014-2015 school year, replacing Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR). The STAR test will be replaced at all grade levels, however, at high school level, the new test...