Smarter Balanced is on track toward the on-time launch of the assessment system for the 2014-15 school year. READ MORE
Field Test Update
The Smarter Balanced practice run of assessments aligned to the Common Core in English language arts (ELA) and mathematics consists of two parts. Each “test” reported below is one of the two parts to the ELA or math assessment. At most schools, testing is scheduled in short blocks over several days, so the number of tests completed is expected to be less than the number of tests started in any given day. Learn more about the Field Test.
Member states of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) began administering a Field Test of the assessment today in schools across the country. The Field Test is a practice run that allows teachers and students to gain experience with computerized assessments aligned to the Common Core before they are implemented in spring 2015. READ MORE
Learn about Data Privacy, the Digital Library, and updated Technology Strategy Framework in the latest edition. Smarter News highlights the latest developments with the Smarter Balanced Assessment System and activities in member states. READ MORE
(04/01/14) One week ago, Smarter Balanced marked a truly groundbreaking moment in U.S. education as Governing States began a practice run of the assessments known as a Field Test. The Field Test will ensure that the assessments are reliable, valid, and fair for all students. Since Tuesday, March 25th, more than 558,000 tests have been completed and more than 663,000 tests have been started. READ MORE