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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Students in New Hampshire now take the general statewide assessments.

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. For more information, please visit New Hampshire's Smarter Balanced Portal:

Statewide Assessment Results

The TIDE Portal has been redesigned.

A recording of the webinar from September 29th has been posted on the Smarter Balanced Portal or the direct URL is The webinar includes changes to the system with respect to the following topics:

  • Managing user accounts
  • Managing student information
  • Managing test settings
  • Determining accommodations and eligibility
  • Ordering testing materials
  • Managing student rosters
  • Entering and managing appeals

Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal

2016-2017 School Year Information

The Smarter Balanced testing window for the 2016-17 school year is March 14, 2017 – June 9, 2017.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Accommodations

Smarter Balanced Test Security


GreatKids State Test Guide for Parents: This guide provides an explanation of what kids are expected to know and be able to do in each testing category in both English language arts and math. It has sample problems, milestone videos, and tips to help at home.

Skill Builder: With the Skill Builder, parents can use their child's score report to locate resources that are tailored to the areas their child needs to improve. A parent can enter the grade, subject and scoring category and find results for students performing in every level.

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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