3rd and 4th Grade Parents SBA
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Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Schedule for Smarter Balance Testing


April 26,  2017


Dear MTM Families,

Our 3rd and 4th grade students will begin the Smarter Balanced testing May 3rd and will finish on May 12th.  

With new state standards, students are working harder, thinking more critically, and applying their learning to the real world. To measure these new standards, educators from many different states are using the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Each school year, school systems all over the country administer these standardized tests to assess student performance and identify areas of strength and needs in instructional programs.  

 If you would like more information about Smarter Balanced, please visit the Smarter Balanced website at http://www.smarterbalanced.org/.  You can help us ensure that your child does his or her very best by:

  • If possible, allowing him/her to take the practice tests from home by going to the website:    http://ct.portal.airast.org/students-and-families/

  • Making sure your child gets a good night’s sleep.

  • Making sure your child has a good breakfast.

  • Making sure your child arrives at school on time.

  • Speaking with your child and enforce the importance of the tests. Tell your child to take adequate time and do his or her best work.


If you have further questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you in advance for helping us to assure that your child does his or her very best!


Raeanne Reynolds                                                                               


Grades 3 & 4

(Add 10-15 Minutes for Logon and Directions)




Weeks of April 17/24

Practice & Training Tests- to learn the computer equipment and practice the questions

Anytime, 30 mins per test

May 3, 2017

Computer Adaptive English Test

45 min session

May 4, 2017

Continuation or Make Up

Time as needed

May 5, 2017

Computer Adaptive Math Test

45 min session

May 8, 2017

Computer Adaptive Math Test

(continuation) or make up

Time as needed

May 9, 2017

Continuation or Make Up

Time as needed

May 10, 2017

Math Performance Task

45 min session

May 11, 2017

Continuation or MakeUp

45 min session

May 12, 2017

Continuation or MakeUp

Time as needed

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