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Carissa Moffat Miller, Ph.D. Deputy Superintendent Assessment. Idaho and the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium. Race to the Top Competitions Race to the Top grant competitions among states Idaho submitted an application in January 2010 Race to the Top Assessment grant competition

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Race to the Top Competitions

Race to the Top grant competitions among states

Idaho submitted an application in January 2010

Race to the Top Assessment grant competition

Required a consortium of states apply


MOSAIC + SMARTER + Balanced =

SMARTER Balanced

Foundation funding




Nellie Mae


Race to the Top Assessment Grant

Released April 2010

Expected 2 awards of approximately $150 million

grant details
Includes a minimum of 15 states

Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts and Math adopted by December 31, 2011

Implemented among states that adopt common core state standards by 2014-2015

Must be operational by 2014-15

Assess full breadth and depth of common core standards

Assess the full range of student proficiency (student growth)

Must use technology to the maximum extent

Common achievement scale

Grant Details
grant details cont
Bonus points awarded if consortium provides letters of intent from public colleges (comprising at least 30% of students who attend public colleges within 2 years of leaving high school) to:

Participate in the design of the assessment system

Agree to common achievement standard that will exempt a student from remedial courses when student meets the consortium achievement standard

Grant Details (cont.)
grant details cont6
Governing State is a state that:

Has fully committed to this Consortium only and met the qualifications specified in this document;

Is a member of only one Consortium applying for a grant in the Program;

Has an active role in policy decision-making for the Consortium;

Provides a representative to serve on the Steering Committee;

Provides a representative(s) to serve on one or more Work Groups;

Approves the Steering Committee Members and the Executive Committee Members;

Participates in the final decision-making of the following:

Changes in Governance and other official documents,

Specific design elements, and

Other issues that may arise.

Grant Details (cont.)
smarter balanced plan
Predict college and career readiness

International benchmarking

Various question types used:

Multiple choice, constructed response, performance tasks

Use of computer adaptive technology

Use of computer scoring capabilities

Support formative and benchmark assessments

SMARTER Balanced Plan
next steps and deadlines
Obtained signatures from:

State Board of Education

Superintendent of Public Instruction

Governor’s Office

Higher Education Institution Presidents

Grant submitted: June 23

Award expected late September

Next Steps and Deadlines
other national grants
General Supervision Enhancement Grant (GSEG):

Western Alternate Assessment Consortium

Idaho is a partner state with Oregon and Montana

Enhance the use of performance tasks

Enhance the electronic system of uploading and scoring

4-year grant, approximately $9.2 million

Other National Grants
other national grants14
Enhanced Assessment Grant (EAG):

Standardized Practices for Access

Idaho is a lead state

Develop common accommodations guidelines across 23 consortium states


National Center for Educational Outcomes

George Washington University Center for Excellence in Education


Nimble Tools

2-year grant, $1.6 million

Other National Grants
Carissa Moffat Miller

Deputy Superintendent

(208) 332-6901