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Smarter Balanced Launches Tools for Teachers

Renee Basick Press Releases

Created by Educators, Website Provides Lessons and Activities to Support Instruction Santa Clara, Calif. (September 30, 2020) — Smarter Balanced announced the grand opening of Tools for Teachers, an easy-to-use website featuring standards-aligned lessons and strategies designed by educators to …

Formative Strategies for Remote Learning

Remote Learning and the Formative Assessment Process

Renee Basick Features

Strategies You Can Use During Synchronous and Asynchronous Learning The nature of remote learning is that there is more student autonomy—it is likely that students will participate with more independence when they are not located in the same space and/or instructional …

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Now Available for Preview: Tools for Teachers

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Resources and strategies to help teachers do what they do best…teach! Available for educators in member states beginning June 16, 2020, Tools for Teachers is an easy-to-use website that features lessons and activities created by educators to enhance instruction, save …

College entrance exam use in University of California undergraduate admissions

UC Regents Vote to Conduct Feasibility Study; Includes Smarter Balanced As Option

Renee Basick Press Releases

(Santa Clara, Calif., May 21, 2020) – The University of California Regents approved a college entrance exam proposal today, voting to suspend its current standardized test requirement (ACT and SAT) for undergraduate admissions until 2024.  Starting this summer, UC will conduct a feasibility study, …

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Newly Released Sample Questions Can Help Support Instruction

Victoria Lee Press Releases

The Smarter Balanced Sample Items Website now includes 104 newly released test questions that previously appeared on the year-end (summative) math and English language arts tests in grades 3-8 and high school.  Educators can use the sample test questions to better understand how Smarter Balanced measures college and career …