Practice Tests and Sample Items help students and teachers understand how the test works.

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 …

Smarter Balanced Year in Review 2019

Smarter Balanced Year in Review 2019

Victoria Lee Features, News

Supporting Educators and Students at a Whole New Level This was a busy year—and decade—at Smarter Balanced! We‘ll ring out the “teens” invigorated by our commitment to improving learning outcomes for students. And in June, we’ll celebrate our 10th anniversary, when states and …

Homepage of the Smarter Content Explorer Website Includes a "welcome Educators" message and a menu to select grade, subject, claim, target, and standards.

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

Renee Basick News, Press Releases

Smarter Content Explorer Website Shows How Smarter Balanced Assesses Academic Standards 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 …

New Starting Smarter Website Launches

Renee Basick News, Press Releases

Resources to Help Parents Understand Score Reports and to Boost Learning at Home Last week, Smarter Balanced released the new Starting Smarter Website, which helps parents of children in grades 3-8 and high school use state score reports to better understand …