• Smarter Balanced Assessment System

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components: summative assessments, designed for accountability purposes; interim assessments, designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year; and formative assessment processes, supported by professional learning and instructional resources in the Tools for Teachers platform.
    This Smarter Balanced Assessment Graphic (below) displays the relationship between these components, the Common Core State Standards, and college and career readiness.
    Click on an area of the graphic for more information. 


    Teachers and Schools have the Information and Tools they Need to Improve Teaching and Learning Common Core State Standards Specify K-12 Expectations for College and Career Readiness All Students Leave High School College and Career Ready Tools for Teachers:Tools and Resources to Support Formative Assessment Process INTERIMS:Flexible and Open Assessments Used for Actionable Feedback SUMMATIVE:College and Career Readiness Assessments for Accountability

    For more information on connecting assessments to instruction, contact Curriculum, Instruction and Professional Development at 302-735-4180.  
    For technical inquiries regarding the Smarter assessment system, contact the Office of Assessment at 302-857-3391. 
Last Modified on April 19, 2021