The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop a next-generation assessment system that accurately measures student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year. Idaho is a governing state in the Smarter Balanced and holds a seat on the executive committee.
|Smarter Balanced Field Test Monthly Update - December 2014|
|Idaho AG Opinion on Standards and Assessments|
|Smarter Balanced - Idaho Specific FAQs|
|Smarter Balanced - Points of Emphasis|
|Student Data Privacy and Assessments|
|Parent Letter Template English|
|Parent Letter Template Spanish|
|Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility and Accommodations FAQs|
|Smarter Balanced Releases Sample Assessment Items and Performance Tasks|
|Smarter Balanced Sample Items FAQ|
|State Department of Education webinar on Sample Items and Performance Tasks, October 10, 2012 [69.6 MB]|
|Smarter Balanced Sample Items Template Presentation 10-10-12|
|Thumbnail Comparison of ISAT Test Design with SBAC Final 2-20-13|
|PTA Idaho Assessment Guide|
|Transition to the Next Generation of Assessments|
|Implications for Instruction Connecting the CCSS-M and Smarter Balanced Assessment Webinars|
|Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines|
|Smarter Balanced Pilot Test Participants (IDAHO)|
For more information on the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org.
To view additional SBAC FAQs, please visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org/resources-events/faqs/.
To view information on the SBAC Technology Readiness Tool please visit:
TJ Bliss, Ph.D.
Director of Assessment