English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics
Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments
Smarter Balanced English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics Scale Score Ranges
Scale score ranges for English language arts/literacy and mathematics by content area, grade level, and achievement level
PLEASE NOTE: The lowest obtainable scale score (LOSS) and the highest obtainable scale score (HOSS) were changed
for certain grade levels prior to the 2020–21 administration. The change was made to facilitate growth model reporting by
allowing more students to show gains at the lowest and highest thresholds. With fewer students receiving the LOSS or HOSS,
there is a better estimate of what students at the ends of the distribution know and can do.