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The Difference Between a Scientific Sample School and Practice Test School

Scientific Sample School Practice Test
Who 140 West Virginia schools selected based on demographics All interested schools can participate
What Test a determined grade and content Any grades 3-11 in ELA, Math or both one or both content areas
Type of Items Select Response, Constructive Response and Performance Task Select Response, Constructive Response and Performance Task per grade
When Set testing window between February 20 and May 10, 2013 Released March 29, 2013 for ongoing use
How Online testing secure browser No security restraints
Why Item Characteristics, growth and performance from grades 3-11, and test design Exposure to items, and digital access tools at all grade levels, along with use in professioanl development
Training Offered through SBAC No training offered