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Smarter Balanced Digital Library

Smarter Balanced Digital LibraryNavigating the Digital Library

Welcome to Navigating the Digital Library.1Educator Learning GoalsI understand the Digital Library Log In Procedure.

I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.

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There are two learning goals for this tutorial:I understand the Digital Library Log In procedure.I understand that the Digital Library search functionality facilitates finding resources.2What the Digital Library is NOTLesson plansQuizzesAn assessment item bankBenchmark tests

3Sometimes the easiest way to define something is to start with what it is notTo be clear, the digital library is not a selection of lesson plans, a variety of quizzes, a bank of assessment questions, nor is it a range of benchmark tests.3A Balanced Assessment SystemCommon Core State Standards specify K-12 expectations for college and career readinessAll students leave high school college and career ready Teachers and schools have information and tools they need to improve teaching and learning

Interim assessments Flexible, open, used for actionable feedbackSummative assessments Benchmarked to college and career readinessEducator resources for formative assessment practicesto improve instructionSlide 44The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium offers a balanced three-fold system: the first, summative is the end of the year comprehensive assessment benchmarked to the college and career readiness standards. The second, interim are flexible assessments used as districts and teachers see fit to provide them with actionable feedback as they work toward the summative assessment. The third leg is the digital library of formative assessments, and the focus of our training today. Its purpose is to provide a collection of both professionally commissioned and teacher developed formative assessment practices and professional learning resources. Teachers from across the consortium worked together to create and vet professional development materials and instructional resources aligned to the standards and the Smarter Balanced assessment system. Formative Assessment Process Defined5Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students self-assessment, reflection and attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.

Take a moment to reflect on how this definition aligns with, or does not align with, your current practice and thinking. We know that you all are coming to this session with varying degrees of familiarity with the formative assessment process, as defined by Smarter Balanced. Formative assessment is a deliberate process used by teachers and students during instruction that provides actionable feedback that is used to adjust ongoing teaching and learning strategies to improve students self-assessment, reflection and attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.

5Four Attributes6The formative assessment process attributes are:Clarify IntendedLearningElicit EvidenceAct onEvidenceInterpret EvidenceThis clover portrays the four steps of the formative assessment process: clarifying intended learning, eliciting evidence, interpreting evidence and acting on evidence.

6Digital Library ResourcesSlide 7Commissioned Professional Learning ModulesResources for educators, students and families

Frame Formative Assessment within a Balanced Assessment SystemArticulate the Formative Assessment Process Highlight Formative Assessment Practices and ToolsAssessment Literacy ModulesCommissioned Professional Learning ModulesInstructional coaching for educators Instructional materials for students

Demonstrate/support effective implementation of the formative assessment processFocus on key content and practice from the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsExemplar Instructional ModulesHigh-quality vetted instructional resources and tools for educatorsHigh-quality vetted resources and tools for students and families

Reflect and support the formative assessment processReflect and support the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and English Language ArtsCreate Professional Learning CommunitiesEducation ResourcesThe digital library contains three different kinds of formative assessment resources: the assessment literacy modules which focus on assessment practices (regardless of content), the exemplar instructional modules that focus on formative assessment in the content standards. And the education resources created and vetted by SBAC and Missouri teachers to reflect formative assessment processes. 7Digital Library FunctionalityAllows educators to view, download, and rate resourcesUses state-of-the-art tagging and search to quickly find resources by CCSS and other topicsEnables educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledgeFacilitates access to resources that are stored in participating libraries

IllustrativeSlide 8The Digital Library is the tool that the Consortium will use to disseminate resources to teachers.

The Library provides state-of-the-art functionality for educators, including the ability for educators from across the Consortium to collaborate and share their knowledge.

8To access the Digital Libraryhttps://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org

9Heres the address for the digital library. Please note the s making it a secure site, and include that as you type in the url.9Navigate to the Digital Library10

https://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.orgYour district test coordinator has probably already on-boarded you and you should receive username and password via email from Smarter Balanced.10Welcome Tutorial11

Once youve logged in, your first screen is likely to be a Welcome Tutorial. This feature will help direct you through the Digital Library.11Account

12This is the Personal Profile page. This is where you provide information about yourself and decide what information will be visible to other users of the Digital Library. The software will also use this information to sort resources for you to review. It will provide materials that match the areas of expertise you identify.

12Personal Information

13* Required information will have a red asterisk.The first section under the Account tab is Personal Information.You will notice it has a red asterisk. You are required to complete every section, tab, and field with this symbol.On this page, you will enter your first name and last name, and then select your title from the drop-down menu. You will also have the option of uploading a profile picture and adding some background information in the About Me section. There is a green Save Changes button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save your personal information before moving to the next tab.

13Expertise

14After entering personal information, click the Expertise tab on the left side of the screen to add information about your professional background. Select the appropriate subject(s), grade(s), and student population(s) that apply to you. When you click in each box, a drop-down menu of choices will appear for each field. The Student Population(s) field is shown as an example.The Expertise tab is important because the information you provide here determines the resources that the software will recommend for you to review later. This tab also has a green Save Changes button at the bottom right side of the screen. Click this button to save information on your expertise.14Privacy

15After entering your expertise, you may want to click the Privacy tab on the left side to specify what personal information you would like to make visible to other educators in the Digital Library.Please note that users cannot access your full account and no information will be displayed publicly outside of the Digital Library.Click the Save Changes button on the bottom right side of the screen to save your privacy choices.15Return to your Personal Profile

16You can return to your personalized profile page from anywhere in the site by clicking on your name in the header at the top of the screen and selecting Account.

16The Digital Library17

Once you have perused the Welcome Tutorial and have set up your personal profile, youre ready to begin using the Digital library. From the onset youll see various tabs for you to explore and filters you can apply.17Digital Library Resources18

Once youve applied filters and searched, the number of resources available is displayed here.18Filter Digital Library Resources19

Should you not want to see the filters, you can hide the categories.19Filter Digital Library Resources

20Once you have selected your filters, click Apply Filters. You may also clear your filter choices by clicking Reset Filters.

20Using the Filters to Find Resources21

Show More Resources

Page 22To see more resources, scroll to the bottom of the page and click Show More Resources. The next 12 resources will be displayed.When you click on the title of a resource, you will be able to view its Cover Profile.

22Filter Digital Library Resources

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After applying your selected filters, you may also edit those filters by clicking Edit Filters.23Search Digital Library Resources

24The second way to search for resources is to use the search bar in the upper right corner of the screen.Type key words in the oval next to the magnifying glass.Press the enter or return key to complete your search.Resource containing these words will be displayed2425Sort Digital Library Resources

Once you apply the filters most appropriate to your needs,