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Sample SBA ELA Score Report

Smarter Balanced (SBA) English Language Arts/Literacy Assessment (ELA) - Family Report
Below is a sample of  an SBA ELA Score Report.
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SBA ELA Score Report Sample
CHARTS BELOW DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE ON  THE SCORE REPORT ABOVE
The number in the left column in the first chart below corresponds to the number shown on the sample report above.  The description in the right hand column provides either the specific text from the score report or (if the text is in italics) a description of that section of the report.

 #  Exact Text or Description
1a Your child's ELA/Literacy Score
1b Your child's ELA/Literacy Score shown on a Level 1-4 scale compared to School, District, and State averages
Note: Averages are not reported if student took High School Off-Grade Level test
2 For comparison purposes, you're provided with average scores received by students tested at the same grade level as your child.  If your child took the High School SBA test, then the Graduation Cut Score  (minimum score required to meet graduation requirements) is also shown:

  School Average Score: ####
  District Average Score: ####
  State Average Score: ####
  Graduation Cut Score: 2548

Note: Averages not reported if student took High School Off-Grade Level test
 3

ELA/Literacy Overall Performance Level Descriptions

Level 4
The student has exceeded the achievement standard and demonstrates the knowledge and skills in English language arts/literacy needed for likely success in a career and entry-level credit bearing college coursework after high school.
Level 3 The student has met the achievement standard and demonstrates the knowledge and skills in English language arts/literacy needed for likely success in a career and entry-level credit bearing college coursework after completing high school coursework.
Level 2 The student has nearly met the achievement standard and may require further development to demonstrate the knowledge and skills in English language arts/literacy needed for likely success in a career and entry-level credit-bearing college coursework after high school.
Level 1 The student has not met the achievement standard and needs substantial improvement to demonstrate the knowledge and skills in English language arts/literacy needed for likely success in a career and entry-level credit-bearing college coursework after high school.

 3
Off Grade Level Test Taken
If this is a report for a high school special education student who took an Off-Grade Level test, text instead reads as follows:

Level 4 The student has exceeded the achievement level necessary to meet this student’s assessment graduation requirement in ELA.
Level 3 The student has met the achievement level necessary to meet this student's assessment graduation requirement in ELA.
Level 2 The student has nearly met the achievement level necessary to meet this student's assessment graduation requirement in ELA.
Level 1 The student has not met the achievement level necessary to meet this student's assessment graduation requirement in ELA.

 4 How does this compare? 

On Grade 3-8 score reports: This provides a text description that compares where your child’s score fell in relation to the School, District, and State averages as shown on the report in section 3.

On High School score reports: This provides a text description as to whether your child met the college and career ready cut score (scored in the Level 3 or 4 range), followed by this statement:  A score of 2548 is needed to meet the ELA/Literacy assessment graduation requirement, if not already met.  For more information, see www.k12.wa.us/GraduationRequirements.

On High School Off-Grade Level score reports: If a high school special education student has taken an Off-Grade assessment, this section describes whether the student met their graduation requirement based on that test.  To pass an Off-Grade Level assessment the student must score in the Level 3 or 4 range.

 5 A student’s test score can vary if the test is taken several times.  If your child were tested again, it is likely that (your child’s name) would receive a score between #### and #### (range of scores your child might earn taking into account a margin of error).

 6 FAQ’s (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy Assessment?
This assessment is aligned to the academic standards for ELA/literacy.  These standards identify what students should know and be able to do to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace.  They challenge students to develop a deeper understanding of subject matter, learn how to think critically, and apply what they are learning to the real world.

What is a claim?
ELA claims are broad statements that identify the knowledge and skills students should know and be able to do as they progress toward college and career readiness.  How your Student performed on each claim is found in the columns to the right.

Where can I find more information about the student score?
A test score guide can be found at: http://testscoreguide.org/wa/

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Off Grade Level Test FAQ's
What is the Off-Grade Level Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy Assessment?

The Off-Grade Level ELA/Literacy assessment contains items that gather evidence of a student’s understanding of the academic standards for ELA/Literacy.  This assessment may be used to meet assessment graduation requirements.

What score meets the assessment graduation requirement designated in the student’s IEP?
Scores that fall within Levels 3 and 4 are considered as fulfilling the requirement.


7: Claim Scores  For each claim (sub-category of English Language Arts) the report indicates whether they performed either Below Standard, At/Near Standard, or Above Standard.  The chart below provides the comments you may see, depending on the performance level symbols displayed on your child's report.

How did (your child's name) perform on the different claims of the test?
Performance Level Claim 1: Reading Claim 2: Writing Claim 3: Listening Claim 4: Research/Inquiry
 
Below Standard
Student has difficulty reading closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Student has difficulty producing effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Student has difficulty employing effective listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Student has difficulty engaging in research and inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.
 
At or Near Standard
Student may be able to read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Student may be able to produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Student may be able to employ effective listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Student may be able to engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.
 
Above Standard
Student can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. Student can produce effective and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences. Student can employ effective listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences. Student can engage in research and inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.


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