Smarter Updates

Learn more about Smarter Balanced’s latest assessment resources and releases, and updates around supports available to schools, districts, and member states.

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Smarter Scores for College

New collaboration between higher education and K–12 Across the country, Smarter Balanced states have been notifying high schoolers and their parents how they can use their Smarter Balanced test scores for college. The basic message: high school students who take the test in 11th grade now have an opportunity to jumpstart their college coursework and…

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‘Testing to the Teaching’

Educators Collaborate to Develop New Math Performance Tasks It’s not every day that world-renowned mathematics scholars can collaborate side-by-side with K-12 educators. But that’s just what happened in Boston this summer as leading math faculty, including Fields Medal winner David Mumford, joined K-12 teachers from Smarter Balanced states to develop the next phase of mathematics…

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Close to 200 Colleges and Universities to Use Smarter Balanced Scores as Part of Placement

April 15, 2015 — High school students who take the Smarter Balanced exam in California, Delaware, Hawaii, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington could enter postsecondary institutions and directly enroll in credit bearing courses. Colleges and universities in these six states will use the high school score as evidence that students are ready for entry-level, credit-bearing courses…

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