Resources and strategies to help teachers do what they do best…teach!
Available for educators in member states beginning June 16, 2020, Tools for Teachers is an easy-to-use website that features lessons and activities created by educators to enhance instruction, save time, and prepare students for college or a career.
A Commitment to Supporting Students
Smarter Balanced created Tools for Teachers with a commitment to accessibility. The website is designed to make it easier for educators to find the strategies that work for students with diverse accessibility needs. A suite of accessibility strategies is integrated into each set of resources to help teachers meet the needs of their students.
Variety of Resources
Tools for Teachers provides access to a variety of resources that teachers can use to support student learning, including:
- Lessons and activities that can help teachers reach all students.
- Meaningful descriptions of grade-level expectations to help teachers monitor
progress between assessment events.
- Assessment strategies to help teachers identify where students are in their
learning, where they are going, and how they will get there.
Tools for Teachers links to additional resources for educators to facilitate seamless access to relevant content across other websites and applications, including:
- Smarter Content Explorer
- Sample Items Website
- Interim Test Questions (accessed through Tools for Teachers)
- Instructional Supports Videos
Accessing Tools for Teachers
Ready to unlock Tools for Teachers? Full access to Tools for Teachers is provided to educators in most Smarter Balanced states. For more information on how to log in, contact your district assessment coordinator or visit your state assessment portal.
Visit SmarterToolsForTeachers.org to get started!