Common Core State Standards
More than 40 states are implementing the Common Core State Standards, which provide consistent learning goals for students regardless of their background or where they live. These standards are designed to make sure that all students graduate from high school with the knowledge and skills necessary for success in college and career.
To help students meet these goals, Smarter Balanced is working with educators and parents to develop assessments that will replace current state assessments in English language arts/literacy and mathematics in the 2014-15 school year. The Smarter Balanced assessment system will provide teachers with new tools to monitor student progress and resources to meet each student’s unique needs.