Smarter Balanced: Summative Assessment Resources
This collection brings together and organizes documents that Smarter Balanced created to guide their development processes for summative assessments. These documents also provide information that can help educators understand what summative tests assess, so that educators can better prepare their students for success.
Smarter Balanced used evidence-centered design (ECD) processes to create their tests to support the summative assessments' strong alignment to the Common Core. This sequential process provides a series of documents that progressively clarify what will be assessed and how.