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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop and implement next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. The Smarter Balanced Assessment will replace the NECAP assessment in mathematics and English language arts this spring.

The work of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is guided by the belief that a high-quality assessment system can provide information and tools for teachers and schools to improve instruction and help students succeed – regardless of disability, language or subgroup. The development of the assessment has and will continue to involve experienced educators, researchers, state and local policymakers and community groups working together in a transparent and consensus-driven process.

Audience Overview of Content
Students, Parents & Families Introduction to SBAC, Supporting your student(s), FAQ’s, Sample test items
Teachers Resources Resources, Instructional Support, FAQ’s
School & District Leadership Technology Readiness, Test Administration Training, Test Coordinators
Business Leaders Benefits for the business community, position statements, what business leaders can do to support higher, more rigorous standards
Policy Makers Introduction to Smarter Balanced, FAQs, sample test items

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