Accessibility and Accommodations

Meeting the Needs of All Students Assessments help teachers and parents know if students are on the path to success. The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides accurate measures of achievement and growth while challenging students to think critically and solve …

Development and Design

Along with creating an innovative assessment, Smarter Balanced is committed to an unprecedented level of transparency, so that anyone who is interested can see exactly how the test is made. On this page we provide the following materials used in …

Practice and Training Tests

The Smarter Balanced Practice Test and the Training Test provide students with a preview of test questions aligned to academic standards for grades 3–8 and high school in both English language arts/literacy and math. Both resources can help teachers and students …

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Vivian Penet

bpwalker System Design

Vivian serves as the principal data steward. She is responsible for on-going oversight and management of all data elements and systems for the Consortium. As a member of the Systems Design team, she will develop processes and guidelines for data …

Patty-Reiss

Patricia Reiss, Ph.D.

bpwalker System Design

Patty serves as the deputy director of system design. She leads the Consortium’s efforts to identify, prioritize and manage changes and improvements to the Smarter Balanced assessment system while helping to ensure that the formative, interim, and summative components of …