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 five Smarter Balanced work 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 two co-chairs, four representatives from four separate Governing States, one representative from the Lead Procurement State (Washington), and two representatives from higher education. Executive Committee members and co-chairs are elected by the Governing States.
Rocklin Unified School District
Co – Chair
Director of Standards and Achievement
North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Executive Committee Members
Director of Adult Education
Vermont Department of Education
Program Administrator, Workforce Education Division
Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges
Connecticut State Department of Education
Patricia Reiss, Ph.D.
Test Development Specialist
Hawaii State Department of Education
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
Beverly L. Young, Ph.D.
California State University System