Catherine Gewertz reports in her EdWeek post that Smarter Balanced is inviting the public to help set test cutoff scores. Guess all those complaints about springing Common Core on the public have had an effect. All you have to do is register by September 19th and select two days between October 6th and 17th that you can be available by a connected computer. Although Smarter Balanced has four performance levels (thorough, adequate, partial, and minimal), reviewers will focus on adequate (AKA proficient) responses. They'll get a bit of training, answer keys, and samples of responses at all four levels. I don't know about you, but I'm signing up now.
Tags: Smarter Balanced, SBAC