Common Core (PARCC & SBAC) linking studies

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The Projected Proficiency reports depend on linking studies that correlate RIT scores to state proficiency test results. Linking studies for both the PARCC and SBAC assessments are currently available.

PARCC Linking Study: Full study
SBAC Linking Study: Full study | One page data table

To check your state's available linking study:

  1. Go to
  2. Select Where are you located? at the top.
  3. Select your state from the menu and click Go.

SBAC linking data table information:

Data was collected from 87 schools in California, 44 schools in Washington, and seven schools in Maine. The data contained matched Smarter Balanced and MAP Growth math scores from a total of 39,582 students from grades 3 – 8 and matched Smarter Balanced ELA and MAP Growth reading scores from 39,530 students from Grades 3 – 8 who completed both Smarter Balanced and MAP Growth tests in the spring of 2015.

For more information about the study methodology, please see the full SBAC Linking Study on

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