Tools for Teachers by Smarter Balanced

Something new is here!

Tools for Teachers, a brand new web site for instructional resources and professional development, has arrived! We worked with hundreds of educators to build something really great—an advanced toolkit for teachers that will help you do what you do best. Teach! 

What is it?

Tools for Teachers is an easy-to-search website featuring lessons and activities designed to save teachers time. Check out a few of the features:

  • interactive Connections Playlists you can use with interim assessments,
  • high-quality resources aligned to learning standards,
  • formative assessment strategies embedded in every resource, and
  • accessibility instructional strategies.


Pilot Testing

Winter 2020

We're getting feedback on an early version of the site to improve overall functionality and creating and adding content through the spring.

Preview Release

June 2020

We’re adding features and more content. Educators have early access to the site for sneak peeks and state-led summer training opportunities.

Grand Opening

Fall 2020

We're done adding the first batch of content and enhancing functionality. Now we're ready for the big release so teachers can use the new Website!

Reading Writing Research Listening Concepts and Procedures Communicating Reasoning Problem Solving Modeling and Data Analysis

Questions and Answers

Need more information?

We'll continue updating this page with more information as we get closer to the grand opening. Check back!