Smarter Balanced Test Development and Timeline
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Test Development and Timeline

Smarter Balanced has a consensus-based governance structure. Members include Governing States, Advisory States and Affiliate members. Washington is the "Lead Procurement State" and oversees the Consortium's funding.

The Consortium is developing the tests with input of K-12 teachers and higher education faculty from Smarter Balanced Governing States, content experts and students.

All key documents and practice tests are available to the public on the Smarter Balanced Web site.

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Pilot Test was presented to students at about 5,000 schools across the Consortium.


Field Test of the entire pool of Smarter Balanced items is expected to involve students in about 15 percent to 20 percent of Consortium schools, and will gather the information necessary for final evaluation of item quality.





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