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Sample SBA Math Score Report

Smarter Balanced (SBA) Mathematics - Family Report
Below is a sample of a SBA Mathematics Score Report, updated for tests taken Spring 2019.
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Math Score Report sample
CHARTS BELOW DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SEE ON THE SCORE REPORT ABOVE:
The number in the left column in the first chart below corresponds to the number shown on the sample report above.  The description in the right hand column provides either the specific text from the score report or (if the text is in italics) a description of that section of the report.

# Exact Text or Description (if in italics)
 1 (Your child's name) Mathematics Test Score
2 Your child's name and score shown on a Level 1-4 thermometer-like chart.
 3 Each level below is a category of student achievement with grade-level skills and knowledge in mathematics.  Students who earn a Level 3 or Level 4 are likely on track for success with higher grade level learning expectations.

On a high school score report, the second sentence instead reads: Students who earn a Level 3 or Level 4 are likely on track to success with entry-level career tasks and college coursework after high school.
 4 Overall Performance Level Descriptions 

Level 4 students exceed the grade level expectations in mathematics.
Level 3 students meet the grade level expectations in mathematics.
Level 2 students nearly meet the grade level expectations in mathematics.
Level 1 students do not yet meet the grade level expectations in mathematics.
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This paragraph states whether your child's score exceeded, met, nearly met, or did not meet grade level standards, according to where your child's score fell on the chart on the right (performance levels described in section 4 above).

On a high school score report, there is an additional sentence:
This score (meets or does not meet) the state test graduation requirement of (minimum score required shown here).
 6

How does this score compare to other (your child's grade level) students?

  • Your child's school average was (school's average score at this grade level)
  • Your child's district average was (district's average score at this grade level)
  • The state average was (Washington state average score at this grade level)
7 FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

What is the Mathematics Test?
This test is aligned to the state learning standards for mathematics.  These are the learning expectations for students in each grade in areas such as fractions, measurement, geometry, statistics, and algebraic thinking.  This test is one way to measure student achievement of reaching the learning expectations.

The standards describe what students should know at each grade to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace.  The standards can be found at : http://www.k12.wa.us/Mathematics/Standards.aspx

What are the Claims?
Claims are broad statements of the skills and knowledge students should know and be able to apply in mathematics.

How your child performed in each claim is found in the columns to the right.  Your child's performance in each claim contributes to the mathematics test score.

Where can I find more information?
Parent guides can be found at http://testscoreguide.org/wa/

Please contact your child's school for more information.


8: How did (your child's name) perform on the different claims of the test?

For each claim (sub-category of Mathematics) the report indicates whether your child performed either Above Standard, At/Near Standard, or Below Standard.  The chart below provides the comments you may see, depending on the performance level symbols displayed on your child's report.


Table describing the performance levels for each claim for mathematics
Performance Level  Claim 1:
Concepts and Procedures
Claim 2 & 4:
Problem Solving
and Modeling &
Data Analysis
Claim 3: Communicating Reasoning
 Above Standard symbol
Above Standard
Your child showed a thorough ability to apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

The Concepts and Procedures Claim includes skills such as understanding why math procedures work and doing math calculations correctly.
Your child showed a thorough ability to solve well-posed problems, analyze real-world scenarios, and construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

The Problem Solving and Modeling & Data Analysis Claim includes skills such as correctly using math tools (rulers, diagrams, etc.) and creating graphs.
Your child showed a thorough ability to clearly and precisely construct arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

The Communicating Reasoning Claim includes skills such as identifying incorrect math thinking and knowing how to correct the thinking.
 At or Near Standard symbol
At/Near Standard
Your child showed some ability to apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

The Concepts and Procedures Claim includes skills such as understanding why math procedures work and doing math calculations correctly.
Your child showed some ability to solve well-posed problems, analyze real-world scenarios, and construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

The Problem Solving and Modeling & Data Analysis Claim includes skills such as correctly using math tools (rulers, diagrams, etc.) and creating graphs.
Your child showed some ability to clearly and precisely construct arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

The Communicating Reasoning Claim includes skills such as identifying incorrect math thinking and knowing how to correct the thinking.
Below Standard symbol
Below Standard
Your child did not yet show an ability to apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency.

The Concepts and Procedures Claim includes skills such as understanding why math procedures work and doing math calculations correctly.
Your child did not yet show an ability to solve well-posed problems, analyze real-world scenarios, and construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

The Problem Solving and Modeling & Data Analysis Claim includes skills such as correctly using math tools (rulers, diagrams, etc.) and creating graphs.
Your child did not yet show an ability to clearly and precisely construct arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

The Communicating Reasoning Claim includes skills such as identifying incorrect math thinking and knowing how to correct the thinking.

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