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Aberdeen Schools in Pilot Test Program

February 26, 2013

In the coming weeks, 3 Aberdeen schools will join schools across Washington in the pilot test of the new “Smarter Balanced” assessments.

AJ West and McDermoth Elementary schools as well as Miller Junior High will be participating.

The pilot test, expected to involve more than one million students across the country, is being conducted through late May. The assessment is designed to measure student progress toward college and career readiness.

The pilot test will allow the test developers to evaluate the assessment and the online delivery system under real-world conditions. This will be used to make adjustments during the next 18 months in preparation for full implementation in spring 2015. They will replace our current Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) for reading and math in grades 3–8 and writing in grades 4 and 7, and the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) for reading and writing.

Schools’ participation in the pilot test is voluntary and school recruitment is ongoing. Approximately 162 Washington schools are participating in the pilot.

Smarter Balanced

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