UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus

RELEASE: Smarter Balanced Partners with UC Santa Cruz

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UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus

 UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley campus

April 27, 2017
For Immediate Release

UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension will serve as the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s new fiscal agent. The transition will begin immediately as we conclude our three-year stay at UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies.

“The mission of UCSC Silicon Valley Extension includes supporting K-12 education through high-quality curriculum and comprehensive supports for educators,” said Lynda Rogers, Dean of UCSC Extension, and Executive Director, Scout from University of California. “It was clear to us that the Smarter Balanced mission and the Division of Continuing Education are aligned.”

“We are excited to partner with UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Extension,” Smarter Balanced Executive Director Tony Alpert said. “UCSC Silicon Valley Extension is in the heart of one of our nation’s most innovative regions. We see this as a true partnership where we will both benefit from each other’s expertise.”

Under the agreement, UCSC Silicon Valley Extension will provide Smarter Balanced with administrative supports, including human resources, financial services, and purchasing and contracts.

Smarter Balanced will transition to UCSC by the end of June.


Chris Barron
Director of Communications and Media Relations
Smarter Balanced