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A Balanced Assessment System

This graphic illustrates and briefly describes the components of the Smarter Balanced assessment systemPay particular attention to the multiple assessment points included.

The 'Balanced' in Smarter Balanced refers both to our model of an interconnected system of summative, interim, and formative components, as well as a balance between technologically advanced computer adaptive testing (CAT) and extended, thematically related performance tasks."

—Smarter Balanced Preliminary Test Blueprints 2012

To review possible outcomes from the perspectives of students, teachers, parents, and policy makers, take a few minutes to read What Will Smarter Balanced Assessments Mean for Me?



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