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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Tools for Teachers Lessons Help Celebrate Female Voices

Tools for Teachers provides ELA lessons that focus on research/inquiry (claim 4), and analyzing information/sources (target 3). The topics are interesting too–think dangerous ocean animals and exploring why it rains (a question every kid asks at some point!). 

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Smarter Balanced Releases Two New Instructional Supports Videos

New Smarter Balanced video releases provide closer look at Tools for Teachers and Smarter Content Explorer websites, adding to the full Instructional Supports series.

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Tools for Teachers Instructional Resources Support STEM Learning

Tools for Teachers provides ELA lessons that focus on research/inquiry (claim 4), and analyzing information/sources (target 3). The topics are interesting too–think dangerous ocean animals and exploring why it rains (a question every kid asks at some point!). 

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