The Link above is to the California State PTA website. They have links to family friendly explanations about the assessment scores that can be downloaded.
The Parent Guides provide subject by subject, grade by grade sample Smarter Balanced assessment questions. The sample items explain the academic standards being addressed and clearly note within the examples the kinds of questions students must answer correctly to reach each achievement level.
The PDF below is the Parent Guide for Grade 11.
You can read more by following this link: