Learn how to create your own bank of Smarter Balanced interim assessment questions to keep for classroom use and improve student achievement. This will support classroom-based assessments and build students’ familiarity with the assessment.
- Introduce the interpretation of Interim Assessment Blocks (IAB)
- Analyze IAB data and questions, looking at the most commonly missed questions and mistakes made
- Create activities and mini-lessons, entry tasks and exit tickets from Digital Library Playlists to support interim assessment success
About the Instructors
Sandra Stroup is a media specialist and secondary teacher in the Hockinson School District and is an ELA Fellow for ESD 112. Previously, she taught AP Language & Composition in the Richland School District and fostered growth in the education field through many roles, including an ELA expert panelist and SBA review team member.
Amanda Schneider is a secondary social studies teacher in the Hockinson School District. She also supports students as an Excel and Google-documents Workshop Advisor and has been an ELA contributor to the Smarter Balanced Digital Library.
This will be a hands-on training using SBA web tools; Please be sure to bring a fully-charged device that connects to WIFI. A laptop or tablet/ipad are preferred over a phone since this is a class that directly supports digital technology. Note: Smarter Balanced is scheduled to do some video taping of the instruction for a promotional video.