Smarter Balanced AssessmentSmarter Balanced Assessment is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics. CCSS are designed to help prepare all students to graduate from high school ready for college and career.
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a bipartisan, state-led group developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and math.
The consortium’s executive director, Joe Wilhoft, wrote an article for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute in February 2014 entitled, “Smarter Balanced assessments: A big moment for our schools.” In the article, he summarizes the history of, and transition to, these new tests.
The Washington State K-12 Learning Standards require a practical, real-life application of knowledge that prepares Washington students for success in college, work, and life.
- Parents Guide to Smarter Balanced Practice Test (video)
- Evaluaciones Smarter Balanced Practica de Pruebas Guía para Padres (video / Spanish)
- About Smarter Balanced
- Information for K-12 Educators
- Information for the Higher Education Community
- Parent Assessment Refusal Form
If you have questions about Smarter Balanced specific to Washington state, please call 360.725.6348 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.