Smarter Balanced Assessments 9

Search terms indicate there is some interest in, or perhaps some confusion about, whether Smarter Balanced Assessments are required or have replaced the Iowa Assessments.

Director Glass confirms there are plans to pilot the Smarter Balanced Assessments in Iowa, however the Iowa Assessments continue to be the assessments required by the State of Iowa for accountability purposes.

Legislative action will be required to replace the Iowa Assessments with the Smarter Balanced Assessments for accountability purposes per SF2284.

See prior coverage on this blog here and here.