It made me want to try, since I got to explain my reasoning and why I chose what I chose.Student from Idah
New state standards are challenging students to understand subject matter more deeply, think more critically, and apply their learning to the real world. To measure these new state standards, educators from Smarter Balanced states
worked together to develop new, high-quality assessments in English and math for grades 3–8 and high school. These Smarter Balanced assessments provide more accurate and meaningful information about what students are learning by adapting to each student’s ability
, giving teachers and parents better information to help students succeed in school and after.