Learn more about Common Core State Standard

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.

Smarter Balanced Releases Online Practice Tests

Parents and students can take an early look at these sample assessment questions.

Useful Information from Tom Matsumoto School Website

Click here to see a list of resources that can help you understand Common Core State Standard.