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Assessing Common Core Standards: Smarter Balanced Roadmaps for English Language Arts and Literacy Roadmaps for Mathematics What is Common Core? RaisingTheBar

25 states including California will the Smarter Balanced Assessment

Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium developing assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college- and career-ready.

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Assessing Common Core Standards: Smarter Balanced

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is the next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.

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