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This resource provides a link to the answer keys for the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, the HSA Science Training Tests and Practice Tests, and the EOC Exams Practice Tests.

Elementary Writing Questions /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/SmarterBalanced_Elementary-Writing.pdf
This document provides answers for common questions about computer-based writing assessments for elementary students.

The Equation Response Editor tool is available for students to preview and practice with outside the testing environment.

Parent Fact Sheet /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/Smarter-Balanced-Parents-Factsheet.pdf
This fact sheet for parents provides information on how Smarter Balanced Assessments are preparing students for success.

This guide, offered in English and 17 translated languages, introduces parents to college and career readiness standards and provides resources for more information about Smarter Balanced Assessments.

Sample Family Report 2017-2018 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/HI-Smarter-Balanced_Sample-Family_Reports_ELA-Math_2017-2018.pdf

This sample score report shows a student’s best performance on the Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics. It also shows whether a student has reached proficiency in the different areas of ELA and math, and suggests how the family can help him or her improve in these areas.

The Parent Information Booklet (PIB) includes information for the grades 3–8 and 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and the grades 4 and 8 Hawaii State Science Assessments. Printed copies of the PIBs will be delivered to each school in September. The number of English and translated PIBs provided to each school is based on the language spoken at home as indicated in Infinite Campus.

This Parent Information Booklet (PIB) in English is also available in 14 languages.

Participation and non-participation letters that schools may send to parents along with the Parent Information Booklet about the grades 3-8 and 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and the grades 4 and 8 Hawaii State Science Assessments are available in English and 14 translated languages.

These parent letters are Word documents that can be edited by school level staff members. Edits may include a school’s testing schedule, principal’s signature, and school phone number. If a student is included in two populations, e.g., IDEA-eligible and Home/Hospital Instruction, a customized parent letter can be created by inserting the appropriate text from the parent letter for each of these two populations.

Smarter Balanced Family Report Interpretive Guide 2017-2018 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/2017-2018-HI-Smarter-Balanced-Family-Report-Interpretive-Guide.pdf
Smarter Balanced Family Report Cover Letter 2017–2018 /core/fileparse.php/3410/urlt/2017-2018-SBA_Family-Report_Sample-Parent-Cover-Letter.docx

This Interpretive Guide is intended to help parents and educators understand how to read and find information contained in the family report. The cover letter is a document schools can print and send to parents along with the family report.

This document describes how grade 11 Smarter Balanced assessment results can be used for placement in entry-level college courses at the University of Hawai'i and other universities and colleges that accept Smarter Balanced assessment results for placement purposes.