Publications & Resources

Pilot Test Automated Scoring Research Studies

This report details research conducted on Pilot Test responses using a variety of automated scoring systems to explore how to accelerate advances in automated scoring Click to view.

Smarter Balanced Comprehensive Research Agenda

The purposes of this report are to inform Smarter Balanced of research that should be done to evaluate the degree to which the Consortium is accomplishing its goals and to demonstrate that the assessment system adheres to professional and federal guidelines for fair and high-quality assessment. Click to view.

Higher Education FAQ

These frequently asked questions address common inquiries from higher education faculty and administrators. Click to view.

Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines FAQ

Developed by Smarter Balanced member states, with assistance from the National Center on Educational Outcomes, these frequently asked questions address common inquiries from schools and districts about the delivery of universal tools, designated supports, and accommodations. This document supports the Consortium’s Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines—unanimously approved by Governing States in September 2013. Click to view.

Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines

The Smarter Balanced Usability, Accessibility, and Accommodations Guidelines will shape the delivery of online testing for all students, including those with visual, auditory, linguistic, or physical needs. The guidelines were developed in collaboration with member states and nationally recognized experts on English language learners and students with disabilities. Click to view.

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