SBAC Assessment Claims
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is comprised of claims and targets that together can be used to make statements about student achievement.
The claim is a broad statement that will outline the outcomes achieved with mastery of the standards within it. Within each claim are a variety of assessment targets that further clarify the knowledge and specific skills that cross over a cluster of standards.
English Language Arts
Claim #1- Reading
Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts.
Claim #2- Writing
Students can produce effect and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.
Claim #3- Speaking and Listening
Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.
Claim #4- Research
Students can engage in research /inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.
Claim #1- Concepts and Procedures
Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.
Claim #2- Problem Solving
Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.
Claim #3- Communicating Reasoning
Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.
Claim #4- Modeling and Data Analysis
Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems