Smarter Balanced

Oregon is a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop a next-generation assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards by the 2014-15 school year.  Oregon’s Higher Education lead for the consortium is Karen Marrongelle, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Academic Standards and Collaborations in the Oregon University System.

Smarter Balanced Webinars

A list of Smarter Balanced Webinars

Performance Tasks

Examples of items and performance tasks in all grade bands for English Language Arts/literacy and Mathematics: http://www.smarterbalanced.org/sample-items-and-performance-tasks/

Information on Pilot Testing

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/pilot-test/