Smarter Balanced Assessments

This guide is designed to help educators, parents, students, the public, and members of the media understand and explain the results of the Smarter Balanced summative assessments.

Lexile & Quantiles

The Lexile® is a measure of both reading ability and text complexity. This measure can be used at to find books and materials that match a student's reading ability and interests. The Quantile® measure can be used at to find math activities that match a student's ability and goals. Parents and teachers can use these websites to find books, resources, and activities that can improve students' understanding of the content. (Source, State of Connecticut Department of Education)

To assist parents with the interpretation of the Smarter Balanced report, the CSDE has created a brief video, click HERE.