Educator Involvement Opportunities
OSPI is looking for qualified educators to assist in the development of assessments to accompany the Common Core State Standards. Educators selected from Washington will work with educators from each of the
17 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Governing states.
Washington educators have been involved since 2012.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Development starts with educators writing and reviewing items and stimuli. These will go out to the field as pilot. Educators will gather back together to analyze data and conduct an alignment study. This process will repeat with
a larger representation through a field test. As opportunities arise, applications will be posted here.
We are looking for educators with expertise in:
- ELA, grades 3-12
- Mathematics, grades 3-12
- General education
- Gifted and talented students
- Assessment development
- English Language Learners (ELL)
- Students with Disabilities (SWD)
The commitment for selected members varies:
- Some committees gather in a common location for a few days at a time. Travel expenses are reimbursed.
- Some committees work remotely over a set period of time through webinars, electronic documents, and phone conversations.
Questions? Please contact Beth Simpson at (360) 725-6442 or
firstname.lastname@example.org. The agency TTY number is (360) 664-3631.
Online Panel for setting Achievement Levels –
Survey closes September 19, 2014
On behalf of Smarter Balanced, OSPI invites educators, administrators, parents, and community leaders to apply to participate in a Smarter Balanced online panel. We’d like input from a diverse group of people as we decide which test scores fall into which achievement levels.
K–12 educators, administrators, and higher education faculty have joined
Washington’s State Network of Educators (SNE). The SNE is a critical group of
educators within each of the 22 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states. The SNE will inform the design and development of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library.
The Smarter Balanced Digital Library will provide educators with
resources, tools, and professional learning support aligned with the Common Core
State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics and