next generation assessments
Delaware will administer the Smarter Balanced Assessment.
- Taken during the final weeks of the school year, the summative assessments for each grade and subject will have two major components: Performance Tasks, and a comprehensive end-of- year (EOY) Computer Adaptive Assessment, both described below. All of these assessments will provide students with information regarding their achievement, growth, and progress toward college- and career-readiness by the end of high school.
- The Performance Tasks (PTs) component will be delivered via computer and will generally require 90-120 minutes per content area to complete. These tasks evaluate aspects of the CCSS that are difficult to assess through more traditional items, will be organized around real-world scenarios and complex tasks. PTs will involve student-initiated planning, management of information and ideas, interaction with other materials, and production of an extended response such as an oral presentation, exhibit, product development, or an extended written piece.