Description of Smarter Balanced Core Components

This resource describes the components of the Smarter Balanced System, including the End of Year and Interim Assessments and the Formative Assessment Tools found in the digital library.

A related resource displays a table of estimated testing times for the summative assessment. Please note that the assessment is designed as an untimed test.

Click the links for updated ELA/Literacy and Math summative assessment blueprints.

Content Comments 

This document on the Smarter Balanced core components provides a useful summary of the what and why of the Smarter Balanced System.