Formative Assessment Practices 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 attainment of curricular learning targets/goals.
The Digital Library is designed to support classroom-based formative assessment processes in
ELA and math.
Supports educators with the four attributes of formative assessment learning: (1) Clarify
Intended Learning; (2) Elicit Evidence; (3) Interpret Evidence; and (4) Act on Evidence.
The Digital Library provides subject- and grade-specific resources that help K-12 educators apply
the formative assessment process during daily instruction.
The library has collaboration features that allow users to rate materials and share their expertise
with educators across the country.
What it is not A bank of assessment items, a learning management system in which educators
can receive credit by completing online courses, a library for the general public, or a site to
freely post resources.
How do teachers get access to the Digital Library?
Access to the Digital Library requires a username and password
To create user accounts, the LEA CAASPP Coordinator must upload Digital Library users at once
by using a predefined file template. The file has been prepared as of Oct 19, 2014, and contains
over 3,500 records. The file is comprised of school leaders and teachers for the entire district.
School leaders were assigned user roles for provisioning the Digital Library that will allow them
to Add/Edit/Delete users as needed in the future. Therefore, it will not be necessary for the LEA
CAASPP Coordinator to upload additional files as educators change roles and locations in the
Once the file is uploaded, it will take approximately one week for the validation process to
complete. Once validation is complete, then users will receive an email from Smarter Balanced
with a username and temporary password. See example below.
Date: October 21, 2014 at 1:29:52 PM PDT
Subject: PROD: Smarter Balanced Digital Library Account Password Reset
Your Smarter Balanced password has been reset. Your temporary password is: AHcip5%
You are required to change your password the next time you log in.
Click here to access your Smarter Balanced account now.
The LEA CAASPP Coordinator will assist school leaders and teachers with the process of changing
temporary passwords as needed. mailto:Smarter-DoNotReply@opentestsystem.orghttps://www.smarterbalancedlibrary.org/