Tools for Teachers opens to educators for preview and summer training on June 16, 2020. Please use these posts and resources to communicate with educators in your state or territory.
June 2020 - September 2020
Tools for Teachers opens to educators for preview and summer training; no paid promotion
Grand opening of Tools For Teachers; full promotion begins.
How educators can use Smarter Balanced resources to plan and improve their instruction so that it best meets the needs of their students as they return to school in fall 2020.
Summer - Fall 2020
Right now, more than ever, teachers need access to high-quality, accessible, and flexible resources to support their students while teaching remotely and while their students are learning outside of the traditional classroom. This site provides suggestions regarding how teachers may use Smarter Balanced resources during this unprecedented time.
April - October 2020
This is the first release of operational test questions from the summative assessment and provides members an opportunity to highlight the critical role educators have in item development and the rigorous process we use to create high-quality items.
February 2020 - June 2020
Message points, blog copy, social media posts, video, etc. made available to members for planning purposes. DO NOT DISTRIBUTE UNTIL FEB. 6.
New items released on http://sampleitems.smarterbalanced.org/
The ability to print sample questions will be added on February 20, allowing educators the convenience of a printed version they can use in the classroom.
Educators can use this new web site to learn how test items connect to academic standards
September 2019 - June 2020
Smarter Content Explorer Launches