Results of the 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test were released for Connecticut last Friday, and for Wilton — a district accustomed to at least 70% of its students meeting or exceeding standardized test achievement levels — the scores weren’t quite up to par.
Based on the Common Core State Standards, the SBACs test third through eighth and 11th graders in English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics, and they are scored on four levels:
- Level 1: Does not meet the achievement level.
- Level 2: Approaching the achievement level.
- Level 3: Meets the achievement level.
- Level 4: Exceeds the achievement level.