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A step closer with implementing Smarter Balanced Assessments

Since 2002, schools in Idaho have been required to administer state-standards-based assessments. The first comprehensive standards-based assessment, known as the Idaho Standards Achievement Test (ISAT), set minimum standards to be used by every school district in the state in order to establish the level of academic achievement necessary to graduate from high school. In addition to the standards, the Lewiston School District is committed to designing and implementing a curriculum that is rich and rigorous in order to give our students the best possible advantage beyond high school.

This spring, the Lewiston School District will be participating in the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Field Test. Lewiston schools will administer the assessments in mathematics and English, and students in grades 3-8 and 11 will be scheduled to take the assessments. The new assessment, aligned to the Idaho Core Standards, will replace the ISAT and will enable educators to deepen their understanding of student progress from grade to grade as well as help educators identify and address any gaps in progress.

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