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Smarter Balanced Assessment Development Opportunities

The OSPI English Language Arts Assessment Office is working with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) to select and review reading and listening stimuli for future item development.

Selected participants will collaborate with OSPI mentors and other Washington State educators to select or to review passages for Reading and Listening for the ELA portion of the Smarter Balanced Assessment for grades 3-8 and 11. While you may apply for both opportunities, you will only be selected for one. At this time, we are accepting applications for Stimulus Selection Committee. A separate application for Stimulus Review will be available in the next few weeks. Please see the link for more information about ELA stimulus review

Apply for Stimulus Selection

Current State Leadership Team (SLT)
In conjunction with Smarter Balanced, the SLT supports and trains Washington's SNE with the design and development of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. SLT contact information.

Current State Network of Educators (SNE)
Led by the SLT, the SNE, informs the design and development of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library. SNE applied and were accepted in the summer of 2013. This group continues their work through August 2015.

Questions? Please contact Beth Simpson at (360) 725-6442 or The agency TTY number is (360) 664-3631.



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