Smarter Resources

Bureau of Indian Education

The Smarter Balanced assessment system provides educators standards-aligned tools and resources to support teaching and learning. It includes a comprehensive suite of standards-aligned interim assessments and a summative assessment, as well as integrated instructional resources.

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Summative Assessments

Determine students’ progress toward college and career readiness with computer adaptive, end of the year test for grades 3-8 and HS.

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Sample Items

Explore sample test questions to understand how Smarter Balanced measures college and career ready content and what students need to know and do.

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Practice Tests

Use training tests to become familiar with navigation and functionality of Smarter Balanced assessments.

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Smarter Content Explorer

Interpret student results by understanding the claims, targets, and standards that are being assessed on the test.

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Accessibility Resources

Ensure equitable access for students with diverse needs with a wide array of built-in accessibility features on summative assessments.

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Remote Teaching and Learning

Plan your approach to synchronous or asynchronous instruction using flexible Smarter Balanced tools and strategies.

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Smarter Reporting System

Inform instruction using our interactive reporting platform that connects assessment data and instructional resources in one place.

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Smarter Annotated Response Tool (SmART) – Coming Soon!

Understand how student writing is scored on Smarter Balanced assessments and support writing instruction in your school or classroom.

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Desmos Calculator

Access free calculators, including scientific and graphing, with embedded accessibility features like embossable braille.

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