• Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium 
     
     
    The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
    View recordings of webinars presented by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) on a range of topics including consortium progress updates, sample items and tasks, computer adaptive testing, etc.
     
     
     
     
     
    Based on student responses, the computer program adjusts the difficulty of questions throughout the assessment. For example, a student who answers a question correctly will receive a more challenging item, while an incorrect answer generates an easier question. By adapting to the student as the assessment is taking place, these assessments present an individually tailored set of questions to each student and can quickly identify which skills students have mastered. This approach provides more accurate scores for all students across the full range of the achievement continuum.