No More STAR testing–What is Next?
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.
Please click here to read the Santa Cruz City Schools Smarter Balanced Assessment Frequently Asked Questions reference handout, which includes information on whicht grades will be tested, what is included in the assessments, information about practice tests and much more.
For more information, please visit the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium webpage.