This portal is your source for information about the Hawai‘i Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Recent Announcements

  • Hawaii is participating in a pilot test to auto-score short response (1- and 2-point items) on the Smarter Balanced Interim tests. When your students take the Smarter Balanced Interims, some of the ELA and math items will be auto-scored and you will be able to review, and change if necessary, the scoring of those items in AIRWays Reporting using the same procedures you currently use to review auto-scoring of responses to full writes on the ELA Performance tasks. On December 10, we will send out a link to a survey asking about your experience with auto-scoring short-response items. Specifically, we will be asking about whether you think condition codes and scores were assigned accurately and whether you attempted to change any item’s scores.

    Added November 9, 2018
  • Smarter Balanced has determined that a Grade 8 mathematics item on the Spring 2018 summative assessment was improperly calibrated and the score given to some students may have been too low. Students who received the item have had their tests rescored and 135 Grade 8 students’ mathematics proficiency status were affected. These students will have their Family Reports reprinted and sent to schools where the affected students were tested to be distributed in a manner consistent with previous reports.

    Added October 30, 2018
  • The Hawaii DOE Assessment Section is now accepting applications for the December 2018 Common Core Aligned Mathematics Cluster Item Review Committees. To apply, click the “Math Cluster Item Review Committee Registration” link on the Smarter Balanced portal home page or click here to access the registration site. Full information about the committees can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added October 22, 2018
  • Registration is now open for the December 2018 ACCESS for English Language Learners (ELL) 2.0 Online Assessment Training. Please click the button on the right-hand side of the Smarter Balanced home page to access the online registration form, or click here to access the form directly. Full information about the training can be found in the official HIDOE announcement memo here.

    Added October 19, 2018
  • An updated step-by-step guide to documenting Accommodations and Designated Supports in eCSSS is now available. The document can be found in the Trainings and Webinars page under Resources.

    Added October 4, 2018
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