Smarter Balanced

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Tacoma Public Schools recently phased in new curriculum that will help students in every grade meet and exceed the state’s shared learning goals, which are designed to prepare students for college and career. Each spring, the district gives the Smarter Balanced Assessment, which measures how well students are mastering the rigorous standards.

​This site provides information about the state standards, the state assessments​ and it gives parents useful tools to help them support their chil​d.​​​




What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment? Watch this video to learn more about the test and how it'll measure a student's real-world skills and progress toward college- and career-readiness.​​

​Wa​tch the three-minute overview​​