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Smarter Balanced Assessment Development Opportunities

OSPI is looking for qualified educators to assist in the development of assessments to accompany the Common Core State Standards. Educators selected from Washington will work with educators from each of the 17 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium’s Governing states. Washington educators have been involved since 2012.

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Development starts with educators writing and reviewing items and stimuli. These will go out to the field as pilot. Educators will gather back together to analyze data and conduct an alignment study. This process will repeat with a larger representation through a field test. As opportunities arise, applications will be posted here.

We are looking for educators with expertise in:

  • ELA, grades 3-12
  • Mathematics, grades 3-12
  • General education
  • Gifted and talented students
  • Assessment development
  • English Language Learners (ELL)
  • Students with Disabilities (SWD)

The commitment for selected members varies:

  • Some committees gather in a common location for a few days at a time. Travel expenses are reimbursed.
  • Some committees work remotely over a set period of time through webinars, electronic documents, and phone conversations.

Questions? Please contact Beth Simpson at (360) 725-6442 or The agency TTY number is (360) 664-3631.

State Network of Educators

K–12 educators, administrators, and higher education faculty have joined Washington’s State Network of Educators (SNE). The SNE is a critical group of educators within each of the 22 Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium states. The SNE will inform the design and development of the Smarter Balanced Digital Library.

The Smarter Balanced Digital Library will provide educators with resources, tools, and professional learning support aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics and related assessments.



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