Reports and Specifications

Along with creating an innovative assessment, Smarter Balanced is committed to an unprecedented level of transparency, so that anyone who is interested can see exactly how the test is made.

Below, we provide advanced technical documentation about the process of developing the Smarter Balanced assessment system.

Scoring Specifications

Learn more about the scoring methods of the Smarter Balanced summative assessments designed for accountability purposes. In some instances, the document specifies options available to vendors that may differ from the approach used in the open source test scoring system.