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Digital Library State Network of Educators


The State Network of Educators (SNE) is a team of educators from Smarter Balanced member states trained to contribute and review instructional and professional learning resources for inclusion in the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. Members of the SNE are K–12 and higher education professionals with expertise in the Common Core State Standards, formative assessment tools and practices, and teaching one or more of the following student groups: general education; gifted and talented; English learners; and students with disabilities.

The Smarter Balanced Digital Library

The Digital Library External link opens in new window or tab. is an online collection of more than 2,700 formative assessment resources that support K–12 teachers in their use of formative assessment processes to adjust teaching and improve student learning. Every resource in the Digital Library addresses at least one of the four attributes of the formative assessment process: clarify intended learning, elicit evidence, interpret evidence, and act on evidence.

The Important Role of the SNE

While the Digital Library includes a number of commissioned modules, the majority of resources in the Digital Library are contributed by SNE members. Members of the SNE create, submit, and review resources for the Digital Library. Every resource submitted by an SNE member goes through extensive review before being posted to the Digital Library. Submissions must pass through an initial screening process for foundational requirements before being moved on for further review. When the initial screening criteria are met, each resource is then reviewed by three different SNE members using quality criteria External link opens in new window or tab. developed by Smarter Balanced for the vetting process. In addition to their resource development and review activities, members of the SNE provide important insight that helps guide enhancements to the Digital Library.

California’s SNE Members

Approximately 100 California educators are part of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library SNE. Each month, the CDE features a California member of the SNE on its “Meet an SNE Member” Web page. Listed below are featured California members of the SNE.

Carole Bogue (January 2016)

Photo of Carole Bogue Carole Bogue is a 40-year veteran in the education field and has been a member of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library State Network of Educators (SNE) since it was formed in 2013. Read more about Carole on CDE's "Meet an SNE Member” Web page.


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