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Smarter Balanced Orders Review of Testing Platform

By Sean Cavanagh — September 08, 2015 1 min read

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium has hired an outside organization to examine test results in three states that experienced disruptions last spring: Montana, Nevada, and North Dakota.

The review is being undertaken by the National Center for the Improvement of Educational Assessment, a nonprofit in Dover, N.H., that works on testing issues. In all three states, the 2015 tests were administered by Measured Progress, but they also used a test-delivery platform created for Smarter Balanced by the American Institutes for Research.

Smarter Balanced said the review will focus on making sure the three states’ test scores are valid and can be reported accurately.

A version of this article appeared in the September 09, 2015 edition of Education Week as Smarter Balanced Orders Review of Testing Platform

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