Smarter Balanced Assessments

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year. Once the Smarter Balanced assessments become operational in 2014-15, they will be incorporated into California's Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) program.

Smarter Balanced Assessment F.A.Q.s