ELA/Literacy Summative Assessment Blueprint
The ELA Blueprint provides an overview to the types and content of items and tasks that appear on the Smarter Balanced student test forms. The document starts with a blueprint overview, by claim, for each of grade levels 3-5, 6-8 and 11. Initial charts show the major content categories comprising each claim (for example, within the Reading Claim, reading literature, reading informational text), and for each category, the number of stimuli (text passages) and items/tasks that can be included on the computer adaptive test (CAT) and Performance Task components of each test form. Following this overview, the next set of tables detail, by CAT or Performance Task component, the assessment targets that will be included within each content category and the possible number and DOK levels of items addressing each target. Here, too, you can see the total possible items/tasks addressing each content category.