A Decade of Advancing Teaching and Learning

Smarter Balanced works with educators to develop high-quality instructional resources and innovative assessments to prepare students of diverse backgrounds and abilities for successful, productive futures.

Our assessment system is designed to support instruction and provide educators the tools to quickly and easily identify learning needs, select targeted resources to meet those needs, and assess where students are in meeting their learning goals by the end of the school year.

The Smarter Balanced assessment system includes a comprehensive suite of standards-aligned tools and resources including interim assessments, a summative assessment, and Tools for Teachers, which provide differentiated lessons and activities that can help teachers support student learning.

Overview of the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.
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Consistent Feedback, Continuous Improvement

Explore how the Smarter Balanced assessment system provides educators standards-aligned tools and resources to support teaching and learning.

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A Commitment to Collaborating with Teachers

Learn more about the tools and supports Smarter Balanced provides teachers to do what they do best teach.

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A Student-Centered, Smarter System

Review how the Smarter Balanced assessment system provides families and students with meaningful results and actionable data to help students succeed.