Tony Alpert serves as executive director for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, where he collaborates with Consortium members to ensure that the Smarter Balanced Assessment System meets the needs of their students, parents and policy makers. Prior to assuming the role of executive director, Tony served as Smarter Balanced chief operating officer, where he provided oversight for the financial, assessment, and technical operations of the Consortium. Previously, Tony worked at the Oregon Department of Education where he served in several different roles including managing the state’s assessment accountability reporting, managing the allocation of the state’s school fund, and finally as the director of assessment. Tony also served on the U.S. Department of Education’s National Technical Advisory Committee where he provided technical counsel. Tony earned his master’s degree at the University of Oregon.