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EdSource stories tagged with: Smarter Balanced
March 28, 2023
A new study of low-income Latino students suggests that how they score in reading and writing stems more from how they are taught and less from their family income or English proficiency.
February 6, 2023
Some researchers say the bar to be considered proficient in English is so high that only students who perform well can be reclassified.
December 15, 2022
Alarming chronic absence rates are included with student data from 2021-22 accompanying a revived California School Dashboard.
October 28, 2022
'Education Recovery Scorecard' shows vast disparities among districts by converting results on NAEP and state tests into a common measure: how much learning declined during the pandemic.
October 27, 2022
Accreditation of California teacher preparation programs will hinge on whether they follow new literacy standards that focus more intensely on foundational reading skills.
October 26, 2022
A look at individual districts reveals a nuanced picture of Smarter Balanced test results.
October 24, 2022
Smarter Balanced scores fell sharply in both math and English language arts, indicating it could take years for students to fully recover from the pandemic.
October 23, 2022
Scores for the nation and California took a historic drop in fourth and eighth grade math on the National Assessment for Educational Progress or NAEP. There was some good news, too, for California, despite the pandemic.
October 18, 2022
Results from some of California's largest districts show that pandemic challenges lingered through 2022.
October 7, 2022
My children, who were in 4th and 9th grade when the world shut down in March 2020, lost some ground over the last two years in key academic areas. How could they not?
September 27, 2022
State test results that will reveal how students fared through the pandemic will be released in October, a state official now says. This is a reversal of
of the state's position just last week in which it refused an EdSource public records request to release the data.
September 22, 2022
Delaying the public release of Smarter Balanced tests taken last spring undermines the urgency of addressing setbacks in learning during the pandemic.
June 22, 2022
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho's plan, which aims to create a foundation for student success, will shape district priorities for the next four years.
April 5, 2022
The pandemic compounded the challenge of teaching math at grade level when many California students may be three or four years behind.
April 5, 2022
A deeper dive into the Smarter Balanced test data reveals that the news is both better and worse than we previously realized.