Smarter Balanced Math Benchmark

​​

Note: The 2015 school year was the first administration of the Smarter Balanced assessments. 

Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in Today’s students are preparing to enter a world in which colleges and businesses are demanding more than ever before. To ensure all students are ready for success after high school, the Common Core State Standards establish clear, consistent guidelines for what every student should know and be able to do in Math from Kindergarten through twelth grade.

The standards were drafted by experts and teachers from across the country and are designed to ensure students are prepared for today’s entry-level careers, freshman-level college courses, and workforce training programs. The Common Core focuses on developing the critical-thinking, problem-solving, and analytical skills students will need to be successful.

The new standards also provide a way for teachers to measure student progress throughout the school year and ensure that students are on the pathway to success in their academic careers.

For more information about learning standards and state testing visit For more information about learning standards and state testing visit OSPI's online brochure, Your Child's Progress.​

  What does a State Test Score Mean?

  • Level 4 - Exceeds State Standard
    • Represents advanced mastery of skills and knowledge in a subject
  • Level 3 - Meets State Standard
    • Represents mastery of skills and knowledge in a subject.
  • Level 2 - Below State Standard
    • Represents some mastery of skills and knowledge in a subject
  • Level 1 - Well-Below State Standard
    • Represents little to no mastery of skills and knowledge in a subject


 

 5th View Benchmark

 8th View Benchmark

 11th View Benchmark

Unders​​tanding the data​

State assessments are administered in the spring, and scored by the State. The results are typically distributed to school districts in the summer.

The benchmark displays the percentage of students who scored at each level of the assessment and may be viewed by district, region, school, and race. The data can be further filtered by gender, English Language Learner status, free and reduced lunch status, and special education status.​.

Because a school year includes two calendar years, such as 2014-2015, the school year on the benchmark chart is identified by the second calendar year. For example, the 2014-2015 school year is identified as 2015 on the chart.

Logic

Number of students receiving a specific score divided by the total number of students expected to complete the assessement.

​​

Data retrieval schedule

Data is loaded to the student information system when made available by the state. Typically the data is available in late summer or early fall. The data is then loaded to the data warehouse for display in the benchmark​.

Input from

Data warehouse

Historical Assessments

Related benchmark data for previous state assessments​​.

Students Meeting EOC Standards
The percentage of students meeting End of Course (EOC) standards for math and science.

Students Meeting MSP Standards
The percentage of middle school students meeting Measurement of Student Progress standards.​​​​​​​​