Smarter Balanced Assessment


Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

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 mulitstate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core Standards (CCCS) by the 2014-15 school year.

The work of Smarter Balanced is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information aand tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help studends succeed - regardless of disability, language or subgroup.  Smarter Balanced involves experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process.

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