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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.

Smarter Balanced and HSA Science Parent Information Booklet 2020-2021 (Coming Soon)

The Parent Information Booklet (PIB) includes information for the grades 3–8 and 11 Smarter Balanced ELA/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and the grades 5 and 8 Hawaii State Science (NGSS) Assessments. This Parent Information Booklet (PIB) in English is also available in 14 languages.

Smarter Balanced and HSA Science Parent Letters 2020-2021 (Coming Soon)

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 5 and 8 Hawaii State Science (NGSS) 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.

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.