Jon’s loving father discovered that something called the Smarter Interim was to take place this fall. It is a form of the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
In selling the Smarter Balanced Assessment, Governor Markell loudly proclaimed we be doing one test, not two. And the Synopsis for the Smarter Balanced Assessments, HB 334 actually says so….
This bill provides for the transition of the statewide student assessment system, the Delaware Comprehensive Student Assessment (DCAS), to the Smarter Balanced Assessment System (Smarter). Specifically, the bill removes references to multiple assessments.
So one would think that we’d be going to one test right?
Here is a graphic view of the schedule: (Parental Discretion Advised)
Click for larger size. As you can see the Smarter Balanced Interim carries from November through the end of they year… The Smarter Balance Assessment begins March 2nd.
Back to HB 334… vague wording was used to allow this…
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