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Tools for Teachers
Tailor instruction and boost learning with educator-created lessons, activities, strategies, and professional development.
Check student progress throughout the year and develop instructional next steps with these flexible benchmark tests for use in grades 3-8 and HS.
Determine students’ progress toward college and career readiness with computer adaptive, end of the year test for grades 3-8 and HS.
Explore sample test questions to understand how Smarter Balanced measures college and career ready content and what students need to know and do.
Use training tests to become familiar with navigation and functionality of Smarter Balanced assessments.
Smarter Content Explorer
Interpret student results by understanding the claims, targets, and standards that are being assessed on the test.
Understand a student’s summative test score report and how families can support their child’s learning at home.
Interim Connections Playlists
Support teaching and learning by using student performance on interim assessment blocks to help identify instructional resources and next steps.
Ensure equitable access for students with diverse needs with a wide array of built-in accessibility features on summative assessments.
Smarter Reporting System
Inform instruction using our interactive reporting platform that connects assessment data and instructional resources in one place.
Smarter Annotated Response Tool (SmART)
Understand how student writing is scored on Smarter Balanced assessments and support instruction. Interactive annotations guide the way.
Access free calculators, including scientific and graphing, with embedded accessibility features like embossable braille.
Interim Assessment Item Portal
From Tools for Teachers, quickly find and use interim items in more flexible ways than ever before.