Smarter Balanced is pleased to announce the publication of two white papers that explore the viability and use of through-year assessment models.
On June 19, 1865, a Union general named Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston, Texas, declaring that the Civil War was over and enslaved African-Americans were free.
Santa Clara, CA, June 13, 2022 – Smarter Balanced is excited to announce the hiring of Lynelle Morgenthaler as its new Executive Program Officer.
Smarter Balanced is celebrating Pride Month this year (June 2022) with a list of books you can share with your students searching for stories to read over the summer.
Smarter Balanced is pleased to share the findings from two practice briefs from Stanford University researcher Paulina Biernacki, “Assessing the Options: Considerations for provision of choice in assessment” and “Leveraging Student Perspective: Considerations for connecting assessment systems and multiple ways of knowing.”
Summer break is fast approaching, which means more opportunities for “me time” and adding books for teachers to your summer reading list!
This month, Smarter Balanced celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD), which falls on May 19 and motivates audiences to reexamine digital accessibility and reflect on equitable digital access.
Parents can continue to engage in their child’s education and help pave each students’ path toward progress by diving into insightful resources. Whether it’s learning about the tools available to students or the types of content they’re learning, it’s important to have a bigger picture of your child’s education.
Smarter Balanced and National PTA Research Finds Parents Eager for More Information on How Assessment Systems Support Their Child’s Academic Progress
Clear information, actionable resources, and teacher feedback are a few of the key things parents say would be the most helpful toward their efforts to support their child’s academic progress. These findings are the result of focus groups with parents across the nation released by Smarter Balanced and National PTA.
Ensuring greater equity and opportunity for all students is the driving goal of educators, districts, and states. Reaching this goal is tied to educators’ ability to accurately pinpoint where each child is doing well and where they may need additional support.