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Smarter Balanced Assessments – For Policy Makers


Theory of Action– Describes the seven principles shared by both assessment systems in high-achieving nations and a number of high-achieving states in the country

Core Components – Summarizes the core components of the Smarter Balanced Assessment

The Hunt Institute has released a Policymaker Primer on Assessments: High-Quality College and Career Ready Assessments. This brief was developed to support state policymakers think about adopting and implementing high quality, college- and career-ready assessments and provides insight into what a high-quality assessment looks like.

NHDOE FAQ on the Transition to Smarter Balanced – Answers the most commonly posed questions in about the states transition to Smarter Balanced

NHDOE FAQ on Privacy and Security of Student Assessment – Answers the most commonly posed questions regarding student privacy and security on NH’s statewide assessments

Practice & Training Test Portal – Supports entry into the practice and training test portal for anyone to experience the NEXT Generation of assessment in SBAC.

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