More than just a test

  • Supporting high-quality teaching
  • Improving learning for all students
  • Preparing students for life after high school
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A Smarter Assessment System

Our tests and resources support teaching and learning, allowing all students to demonstrate what they know.

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Created for Teachers

Interim Assessments and instructional resources provide teachers with additional support for instruction.

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Endorsed by Higher Ed

More than 200 colleges use our test scores to determine student readiness, and 6 use them for college admissions.

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Top 3 Reasons for teachers to use the Interim Assessments

Number 1

Check your students’ progress.

Number 2

Reflect on what’s working and what’s not.

Number 3

Connect with colleagues to collaborate.


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For Parents & Students

For Parents

Wondering how Smarter Balanced will help support your child’s learning? Questions about the assessment your child is taking in school? Looking for Resources? Look no further.

For Educators

For Educators

The Smarter Balanced assessment system is designed to support instruction and give teachers better information about their students’ progress. Check out our resources.