Feedback wanted on SMARTER Balanced math specs

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium recently released the second draft of its specifications for math content on the next-generation, computer-adaptive assessment it is developing in time for the 2014-15 academic year. The consortium now wants feedback from math teachers and others.

Maine is a governing state in the 28-state SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium, which is one of two partnerships nationally at work developing student assessments to replace the current variety of standardized tests given by individual states. The SMARTER Balanced assessments are to be based on the Common Core State Standards for math and English language arts.

Math teachers and others are encouraged to review the consortium’s math specifications and provide feedback through an online survey. The deadline for providing feedback is Jan. 3, 2012.

The specifications and survey are available at: The specifications can be found in the upper righthand corner of the page.

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