Governing members are fully committed to Smarter Balanced and have a vote in policy decisions, while Affiliate members may participate in work groups and provide guidance for the development of the assessment system. License members use Smarter Balanced items and forms, but do not participate in policy discussions or oversight. Each state appoints K-12 and higher education leads to coordinate with the Consortium. State representatives direct the Executive Committee and participate in member advisory groups. Smarter Balanced works closely with state education chiefs and elected officials to ensure that the assessment system meets the needs of member states.
The Smarter Balanced Executive Committee oversees the development of the assessment system and management of the Consortium’s funding. The Executive Committee is comprised of a chair, a chair-elect, a past-chair, four representatives from four separate Governing members, two representatives from higher education, and one representative for post-secondary careers. Executive Committee members and chairs are elected by the Governing members.
Director of Standards and Achievement
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Deputy Superintendent, District, School, and Innovation Branch
California Department of Education
Executive Committee Members
Director, Academic Outreach and Early Assessment
California State University, Office of the Chancellor
Program Administrator, Workforce Education Division
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Patricia Reiss, Ph.D.
Test Development Specialist
Hawaii State Department of Education
Director of Assessment Development
Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Vaughn Rhudy, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Office of Assessment and Research
West Virginia Department of Education
Randy Spaulding, Ph.D.
Director of Academic Affairs and Policy
Washington Student Achievement Council