Smarter Balanced Assessments
Smarter Balance Assessments
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MRMS will soon be starting the Smarter Balanced Assessments for our students.  Unlike multiple-choice assessments, these State tests better align with the typical work we do in classrooms (i.e., think critically, analyze information, make a claim, cite and use multiple sources, prove answers, write, complete multi-step problems, communicate, etc.).  At the same time, these tests allow for accommodations and supports for those whose needs require them.  The Smarter Balanced results, like OAKS before it, provide valuable accurate measures of achievement and growth for each student a MRMS.  For more information about Smarter Balanced Assessments or information about opting out please click here  (Spanish version can be found here
State testing begins in March.  Below is the general calendar of testing.
8th grade testing windows
Science - 3/12-3/21
Language Arts - 4/27-5/7
Math - 5/10-5/15

7th grade testing windows
Language Arts - 4/19-4/26
Math - 5/16-5/21

6th grade testing windows
Language Arts - 4/6-4/13
Math - 5/10-5/15

If you have any questions please contact your child’s teacher or Principal Randy Dalton.