Timberlane’s Director of Data, Assessment, and Accountability, Mrs. Christi Michaud, is pleased to announce the release of the (SBAC) Smarter Balanced statewide assessment student score reports. Preparations are underway to mail student reports home to parents by August 29, 2016. The Timberlane Regional School District is committed to preparing all students for success in college and career. The New Hampshire educational accountability systems and the new Smarter Balanced assessment help parents and teachers understand where students’ strengths lie and where they need additional support. Individual student reports show how a student is progressing in relation to the rigorous academic curriculum standards and how well a student is mastering the necessary skills to be successful in the next grade level. “In our effort to increase the rigor, accountability, evaluation and support to improve student achievement, educators in the TRSD have already begun using student results to inform instructional decisions for students this fall and to evaluate their own teaching practices, ” says Mrs. Michaud. At this time, the Smarter Balanced data is preliminary and valid at the individual student level only. This data should not yet be used for district or school comparisons. The public release of aggregated results is anticipated this fall, 2016. Individual student results are NOT subject to change.