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Interim Assessments

ICA's Table of Hand Scoring Items and Total Number of Questions Per Test

The document assists LEA CAASPP coordinators, site coordinators, and test administrators in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the interim comprehensive assessments (ICA). The following table provides key information, including the total number of items appearing on each ICA. This total includes items that are both machine-scored and hand-scored. Also included on this table are the number of items that require local hand scoring on the non-Performance Task (PT) constructed response, the PT constructed response, and the PT essay.

Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs) Table of Hand Scoring Requirements by Subject and Grade

The tables are intended to assist LEAs in planning for the administration and local hand scoring of the Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB). Included in each table are the total number of items on each IAB. The total number of items shown includes both machine-scored and hand-scored items. Each table also provides the number of constructed response and essay items that require local hand scoring.

Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments Estimated Times for Hand Scoring Items

The table is a Smarter Balanced document that describes a range of estimated times required to complete the hand scoring portion of the interim assessments.


Additional Links

Practice and Training Tests Accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features.
Instructional Uses for Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests Assists teachers with integrating assessment strategies and technology skills from the Practice and Training Tests into daily classroom instruction.
Resource Search A searchable site that houses a collection of resources to support implementation of the Common Core State Standards.
Keyboard Commands for Students Provides keyboard commands students and teachers can use to navigate between test elements, features, and tools.
Sample Items and Performance Tasks Provides sample items and performance tasks for ELA\literacy and mathematics.
Smarter Balanced Resources Test blueprints, initial achievement level descriptors and college content readiness policy, accessibility and accommodation information, Common Core State Standards, presentations, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets.
English-Spanish Education and Assessment Glossary Translation glossary developed by the California Department of Education.