Smarter Content Explorer: Easy-to-Use Tool for Educators

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Smarter Content Explorer Website Shows How Smarter Balanced Assesses Academic Standards

Home page of the Smarter Content Explorer web site includes a "Welcome Educators" message and a menu to select grade, subject, claim, target, and standard.

The Smarter Content Explorer web site includes a “Welcome Educators” message and a menu to select grade, subject, claim, target, and standard.

Smarter Content Explorer is now available! This easy-to-navigate Website helps teachers interpret student results by understanding the claims, targets, and standards that are being assessed.

The new website includes information about what knowledge and skills are essential for college and career readiness. Teachers can use it to support their instruction, plan activities, and understand how standards relate to Smarter Balanced claims and targets.

Additionally, the Smarter Content Explorer provides access to the full breadth of test design and development information, including summative and interim test blueprints that describe the content of the English language arts/literacy and math tests. Educators can access information about how test questions are structured and scored and download accessibility guidelines.

Educators can use the Smarter Content Explorer to:
Learn about test development with resources like construct relevant vocabulary, blueprints, and scoring rubrics.

Support instruction, interpret student results, and plan activities aligned to grade-level claims, targets, and standards.

Please see this one-page flier for more information about how this new tool supports educators.