Member States


Smarter Balanced member states educate more than 19 million of the nation’s public K to 12 students. These 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: Diane Hernandez, Director, Assessment Development and Administration Division, California Department of Education
Higher Education Leads:
Monica Lin, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions, University of California
Linda Michalowski, Vice Chancellor, Student Services and Special Programs Division, California Community Colleges
Beverly Young, Assistant Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, 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: Aynsley Diamond, Ed. D., Acting Assistant Director, Policy & Research, Board of Regents for Higher Education, Connecticut State Colleges & Universities
http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/cwp/view.asp?a=2748&pm=1&Q=334488

Delaware *

K-12 State Lead: Brian Touchette, Education Associate, Teaching and Learning Branch, Exceptional Children Resources, 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: Cara Tanimura, Director, Systems Accountability
Higher Education Lead: Joanne Itano, Interim Executive 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 (interim): Mike Rush, Executive Director, 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: Rachelle Tome, Chief Academic Officer, 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: Patty Farrell-Cole, Director, University Relations and Policy Research, Presidents Council, State Universities of Michigan
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: Neil Moisey, Interim Deputy Commissioner, Academic, Research, & Student Affairs, Montana University System
http://www.opi.mt.gov/Curriculum/MontCAS/index.html#gpm1_8

Nevada*

K-12 State Lead: Cindy Sharp, Education Programs Professional
Higher Education Lead: William Speer, Interim Dean, College of Education and Professor of Mathematics Education, 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: Julie Bernier, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Plymouth State University
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, Ph.D., Education Specialist, Oregon Department of Community Colleges and Workforce Development
http://www.ode.state.or.us/search/page/?id=3298

Pennsylvania

K-12 State Lead: Rich Maraschiello, Special Assistant to the Secretary
Higher Education Lead: Peter Garland, Executive Vice Chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education
http://www.pdesas.org/

South Dakota*

K-12 State Lead: Jan Martin, Administrator of Assessment, South Dakota Department of Education
Higher Education Lead: Sam Gingerich, System Vice President for Academic Affairs, South Dakota Board of Regents
http://doe.sd.gov/octe/commoncoreStandards.aspx

U.S. Virgin Islands

K-12 State Lead: Alexandria Baltimore-Hookfin, State Assessment Director, Virgin Island Department of Education
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, Higher Education Coordinating Board
http://www.k12.wa.us/SMARTER/default.aspx

West Virginia*

K-12 State Lead: Vaughn Rhudy, Coordinator, Office of Assessment
Higher Education Lead: Kathy Butler, 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, Ed.D., Executive Director, Wyoming Community College Commission
http://edu.wyoming.gov/Programs/statewide_assessment_system/smarter-balanced-assessment.aspx

*Denotes Governing State

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