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Smarter Balanced Assessments – For Students, Parents & Families


GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents: This guide provides an explanation of what kids are expected to know and be able to do in each testing category in both English language arts and math. It has sample problems, milestone videos, and tips to help at home.

Skill Builder: With the Skill Builder, parents can use their child's score report to locate resources that are tailored to the areas their child needs to improve. A parent can enter the grade, subject and scoring category and find results for students performing in every level.

Smarter Balanced Parent Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader– Provides an overview of the assessment and additional resources parents may access.

NH Department of Education Parent Fact Sheet Acrobat Reader - Provides information regarding New Hampshire's implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Smarter Balanced Creates a Computer Adaptive Test Acrobat Reader – Defines and offers an overview of computer adaptive testing. In addition, please look at the NH Smarter Balanced portal for a video explaining computer adaptive testing.

NHDOE FAQ on the Transition to Smarter Balanced Acrobat Reader– Answers the most commonly posed questions in about the states transition to Smarter Balanced.

NHDOE FAQ on Privacy and Security of Student Assessment Acrobat Reader – Answers the most commonly posed questions regarding student privacy and security on NH’s statewide assessments.

PTA: New Hampshire Assessment Guide – Offers an introduction and overview of NH’s new assessment system.

PTA: Moving Beyond the Bubble: Improved Tests are Finally Here!Acrobat Reader – Informs parents and families of how assessments have evolved and what is different, in addition to highlighting the overall purpose and goals of the new assessments. This overview also provides parents with questions to pose to their students in prompting thinking about the assessment and what they learn in school.

English Language Arts Timing & Sequencing Acrobat Reader– Outlines different components of the English Language Arts Assessment and estimated student test time.

Mathematics Timing & Sequencing Acrobat Reader– Outlines different components of the mathematics assessment and estimated student test time.

Practice & Training Test Portal – Supports entry into the practice and training test portal for anyone to experience the NEXT Generation of assessment in SBAC.

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