Member States


 

Smarter Balanced states share a commitment to developing a next-generation assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards that provide educators with meaningful feedback and actionable data.

California*

K-12 State Lead: Michelle Center, Smarter Balanced State Lead, California Department of Education
Higher Education Leads: Monica Lin , Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California; Denise F. Noldon,Interim Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Special Programs Division, California Community Colleges; Carolina Cardenas, Director of Academic Outreach and Early Assessment, California State University
http://www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/sa/

Connecticut*

K-12 State Lead: Gail Pagano, Education Consultant, Bureau of Assessment, Connecticut State Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Senan Hayes , Professor, Western Connecticut State University
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2748&pm=1&Q=334488

Delaware *

K-12 State Lead: Carolyn Lazar, Interim Director, Office of Assessment, Delaware Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Carol Vukelich, Professor, University of Delaware
http://www.doe.k12.de.us/infosuites/staff/ci/comstandards.shtml

Hawaii*

K-12 State Lead: Patricia Reiss, Test Development Specialist, Hawaii State Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Joanne Itano, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost, University of Hawaii
http://www.hawaiipublicschools.org/TeachingAndLearning/Testing/StateAssessment/Pages/home.aspx

Idaho*

K-12 State Lead: Angela Hemingway, Director, Division of Assessment, Idaho State Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Christopher Mathias, Chief Academic Officer, Idaho State Board of Education
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/site/commonAssessment/

Iowa

K-12 State Lead: Tom Deeter, Lead Consultant, Assessment, Evaluation, Accountability
Higher Education Lead: Diana Gonzalez, Chief Academic Officer, Board of Regents
https://www.educateiowa.gov/student-assessment

Maine*

K-12 State Lead: Charlene Tucker, Assessment and Accountability Team Coordinator, Maine Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Katherine Yardley, Ph.D., Associate Provost, Dean of Education, University of Maine at Farmington
http://www.maine.gov/doe/smarter/index.html

Michigan*

K-12 State Lead: Andrew Middlestead, Director, Office of Standards and Assessment, Michigan Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Vacant
http://michigan.gov/mde/0,1607,7-140-22709—,00.html

Missouri

K-12 State Lead: Michael Muenks, Coordinator of Curriculum and Assessment, Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Higher Education Lead: Rusty Monhollon, Assistant Commissioner for Academic Affairs, Missouri Department of Higher Education
http://dese.mo.gov/divimprove/assess/sbac.html

Montana*

K-12 State Lead: Judy Snow, Director, State Assessment
Higher Education Lead: Karin Janssen, CCN Program Manager and Regulatory Compliance Officer, Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education, Montana University System
http://www.opi.mt.gov/Curriculum/MontCAS/index.html#gpm1_8

Nevada*

K-12 State Lead: Dave Brancamp, Assistant Director, Office of Standards and Instructional Support
Higher Education Lead: William Speer, Director of the UNLV Mathematics Learning Center, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
http://www.doe.nv.gov/Smarter_Balanced_Assessment_Consortium_SBAC/

New Hampshire*

K-12 State Lead: Scott Mantie, Consultant for Assessment and Accountability
Higher Education Lead: Lucille Jordan, President, Nashua Community College http://www.education.nh.gov/spotlight/ccss/sbac.htm

North Carolina

K-12 State Lead: Tammy Howard, Director of Accountability Operations
Higher Education Lead: Alisa Chapman, Vice President for Academic and University Programs, University of North Carolina
http://www.ncpublicschools.org/acre/assessment/

North Dakota*

K-12 State Lead: Robert Bauer, Standards and Achievement, Assistant Director, Primary/Secondary Education Programs
Higher Education Lead: Sonia Cowen, Ph.D., Interim Vice Chancellor of Academic and Student Affairs, North Dakota University System 
http://www.dpi.state.nd.us/standard/common_core.shtm

Oregon*

K-12 State Lead: Doug Kosty, Assistant Superintendent Assessment and Information
Higher Education Lead: Lisa Reynolds, Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3298

South Dakota*

K-12 State Lead: Jan Martin, Administrator of Assessment, South Dakota Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Paul Turman, Vice President for Research and Economic Development, South Dakota Board of Regents
http://doe.sd.gov/octe/commoncoreStandards.aspx

The Bureau of Indian Affairs*

K-12 State Lead: Charles Roessel , Smarter Balanced State Lead, The Bureau of Indian Affairs
http://www.bie.edu 

U.S. Virgin Islands*

K-12 State Lead: Alexandria Baltimore-Hookfin, State Assessment Director, Virgin Island Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Camille McKayle, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, University of the Virgin Islands
http://www.vide.vi/pages/standards-53

Vermont*

K-12 State Lead: Frank Gerdeman, Director of Adult Education, High School Completion Program, Vermont Agency of Education
Higher Education Lead: Fayneese Miller, Dean, College of Education and Socials Services, University of Vermont
http://education.vermont.gov/sbac

Washington*

K-12 State Lead: Robin Munson, Assistant Superintendent, Assessment and Student Information
Higher Education Lead: Randy Spaulding, Director of Academic Affairs, Washington Student Achievement Council
http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/default.aspx

West Virginia*

K-12 State Lead: Vaughn Rhudy, Coordinator, Office of Assessment
Higher Education Lead: Corley Dennison,Vice Chancellor of State Colleges and Senior Director of Academic Affairs, West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission
http://wvde.state.wv.us/oaa/

Wisconsin*

K-12 State Lead: Troy Couillard, Director, Office of Student Assessment
Higher Education Lead: James Wollack, Associate Professor, Educational Psychology; Director, Testing & Evaluation Services and the University of Wisconsin Center for Placement Testing, University of Wisconsin
http://oea.dpi.wi.gov/oea_smarter

Wyoming

K-12 State Lead: Deb Lindsey, Director of Assessment, Wyoming Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Jim Rose, Executive Director, Wyoming Community College Commission
http://edu.wyoming.gov/Programs/statewide_assessment_system/smarter-balanced-assessment.aspx

*Denotes Governing Member

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