Smarter Balanced works closely with state education agencies to ensure that the assessment system meets the needs of each state and their teachers.
Member states, as described in our Governing Board Procedures, are critical to setting policies and implementing collaborative strategies that support student learning, growth, and success. This includes directing Smarter Balanced’s policy decisions, approving budgets, and electing members of the Executive Committee, which provides oversight for the ongoing development and management of the assessment system and the Consortium’s finances.
Smarter Balanced members and educators also participate in a wide variety of committees and advisory groups that inform the ongoing development and operation of the assessment system, including item writing, item review, data review, and instructional resources authoring.
Read more about our Governance Structure.