Smarter Balanced Assessment

The Governor’s office has asked the Iowa Department of Education to put implementation of the Smarter Balanced Assessments on hold while the Legislature discusses this issue. Great Prairie AEA has postponed Smarter Balanced training until additional information and guidance are available. 
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Please feel free to continue using these resources to support implementation of the Iowa Core.


In 2016-17, districts are required to continue administering the current state test (Iowa Assessments).

Training and Implementation

GPAEA Training Resources


Iowa Department of Education Training Resources


After completing the training, a district administrator should complete each of the following forms

Additional Resources
Smarter Balanced Consortium Homepage

Iowa Core SBA Website

Iowa Department of Education Communication Resources


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