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Did Changed Test Questions Cause National Decline In Smarter Balanced Scores?

by Douglas J. McRae, Williamson M. Eversvia Jay P. Greene's Blog
Monday, March 26, 2018

Did Smarter Balanced mishandle the bank of test-questions for 2017? Test scores dropped in virtually all states using Smarter Balanced national tests in their statewide testing programs in 2017.

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Is The Smarter Balanced National Test Broken?

by Douglas J. McRae, Williamson M. Eversvia Real Clear Education
Thursday, January 4, 2018

Across the country, 14 states used the federally-funded Smarter Balanced tests as part of their statewide K-12 testing programs in spring 2017. But the results for this year have an integrity problem.