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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is an assessment consortium supported by 15 states, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and the Bureau of Indian Education that created an online assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards. The assessment system measures performance on these standards in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics in Grades 3–8 and high school. The summative end-of-year test determines progress toward college and career readiness by evaluating students in two ways: proficiency (how much the student knows at the end of the year) and growth (how much the student has improved since the previous year). The summative assessment consists of two parts: a computer adaptive test and a performance task.

The computer adaptive feature is a key component of the Smarter Balanced assessment system. ...

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