Smarter Balanced Spanish Web Page
Downloadable fact sheets for teachers, parents, and students. Description of research that helped design assessment items that reduce linguistic burdens.
Smarter Balanced Assessments: Fact vs. Fiction (DOC; 03-Jul-2013)
Talking points which provide information to correct common misperceptions about Smarter Balanced assessments.
Accessibility and Accommodations
Addresses accessibility and accommodations for students who are English learners and students with disabilities who are taking Smarter Balanced assessments.
Spring 2013 Pilot Test Participating Schools (Posted 31-May-2013)
A pilot test of Smarter Balanced Assessments was conducted between February 20, 2013, and May 24, 2013, in grades three through eleven. This page provides a list of California public schools by county and district that participated in the pilot test.
Preliminary Test Blueprints
The preliminary test blueprints describe the content of the English language arts/literacy and mathematics summative assessments for grades three through eight and high school as well as how that content will be assessed. Developed with broad input from member states, partners, and stakeholders, the preliminary test blueprints reflect the depth and breadth of the performance expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
Achievement Level Descriptors (ALDs) and College Content-Readiness
ALDs articulate the knowledge, skills, and processes expected of students at different levels of performance on the Smarter Balanced assessments.
Common Core State Standards
Information and resources about the new academic content standards for English-language arts and mathematics adopted by the State Board of Education on August 2, 2010.
Frequently Asked Questions
Answers to frequently asked Smarter Balanced questions.
Links to presentations regarding Smarter Balanced assessment development activities.
Computer Adaptive Testing Webinar
Recorded Webinar addresses the advantages of adaptive testing and the critical decision points in designing, developing and administering an effective computer adaptive assessments to measure student achievement and growth.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Web Site
Main site for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.
Publications and Resources from Smarter Balanced
A complete list of publications and resources available from Smarter Balanced.
Smarter Balanced fact sheet handouts offer information on various aspects of the assessment system.