A Smarter Assessment System
Our tests and resources support teaching and learning, allowing all students to demonstrate what they know.
Created by Teachers
Our system has been developed by the states that use it. More than 4,700 educators have contributed.
Endorsed by Higher Ed
More than 200 colleges use our test scores as a factor in determining students’ readiness for college courses.
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Led by Members
We are a consortium of 15 states, one territory, and the Bureau of Indian Education. These members work together to determine how the Smarter Balanced assessment system is developed and improved. Members have the flexibility to use the system to meet their individual needs.
Wondering how Smarter Balanced will help support your child’s learning? Questions about the assessment your child is taking in school? Looking for Resources? Look no further.
The Smarter Balanced assessment system is designed to support instruction and give teachers better information about their students’ progress. Check out our resources.