Resources for Educators

Interim Assessments

Check student progress throughout the year and adjust instruction.

More about Interim Assessments

Smarter Content Explorer

Use this site to learn how test items connect to academic standards.

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The Digital Library

Formative Assessment resources at your fingertips.

Check out Digital Library features
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    Sample Test Items

    Interact with sample test questions just as students experience them. Go to the Sample Items website >

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    Practice and Training Tests

    Use Practice Tests to learn more about the assessments and help students prepare. Go to the Practice Test >

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    Scoring Guides and Annotated Anchors

    Scoring Guides include details about Practice Test items, student responses, and rubrics. Go to the Scoring Guides >

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    Smarter Balanced Essentials

    What is the assessment system? How was it created? Get the answers teachers want to know. Learn more >

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    Smarter Balanced Ready

    What does it look like to implement Smarter Balanced? Learn how districts use the system >

Teacher from Laurel, Delaware in her class with students.

Smarter Balanced in the Classroom

How do educators use interim assessments and formative assessment resources in the Digital Library to enhance their instruction? Check out this video series to see!