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Smarter Balanced Assessments

What is Smarter Balanced?

Oregon is part of a team of states working together voluntarily to develop K-12 assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics aligned to Oregon’s Common Core State Standards. These tests are called Smarter Balanced assessments. Delivered online, these tests include questions that adapt to each individual’s performance and feature new “Performance Tasks” that mimic real world application of students’ knowledge and skills.


Resources from ODE website on the Smarter Balanced Assessment



Smarter Balanced
Practice Performance Tasks
SBAC Sample Items
Smarter Balance Test Specification



How to read and use the Smarter Balanced Data