Sample Responses

How does the purpose of California's proposed assessment system as described by Smarter Balanced differ from the STAR system?

"The Smarter Balanced system is being developed to provide teachers and schools with information and tools to improve teaching and learning. It is an aligned system that includes summative and interim assessments as well as classroom level formative assessment practices. The STAR Program does not provide this variety of tools and information, and they are not benchmarked to college- and career-ready standards."

Describe benefits you anticipate for teachers, students, and parents when the Smarter Balanced computer adaptive assessment system is implemented in California.