The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure 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 Assessment Consortium and holds a seat on the executive committee.
|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|
|Implications for Instruction Connecting the CCSS-M and Smarter Balanced Assessment Webinars|
|Smarter Balanced Assesment FAQs|
|Smarter Balanced - Idaho Specific FAQs|
For more information on the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, visit http://www.smarterbalanced.org.
To view additional Smarter Balanced Assessment 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