Smarter Balanced Ready

SMARTER BALANCED READY Big Ideas for Implementation To leverage the collective experience of Smarter Balanced members, we asked district staff from four states and one territory what they learned during the first two years of implementing the assessment system.

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 …