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Smarter Balanced Tools for Teachers website

Tools for Teachers Smarter Balanced

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is preparing to launch an advanced suite of resources for teachers - Tools for Teachers. This easy-to-search website will feature instructional and professional development resources authored by teachers for teachers, with a focus on implementing the formative assessment process during daily classroom instruction. Its featuring lessons and activities are designed to save teachers time. 

Some of the features are:

  • interactive Connections Playlists you can use with interim assessments
  • high-quality, accessible resources aligned to learning standards
  • formative assessment strategies embedded in every resource
  • accessibility instructional strategies

Tools for Teachers has replaced the Digital Library and is currently available for preview. The official opening of the website is scheduled for September 30, 2020. Find out more at the Smarter Balanced Tools For Teacherspage. 

Tools for Teachers California Smarter Balanced


How does Tools for Teachers support educators?

Tools for Teachers Demonstration Video

Tools for Teachers Shared Practices Webinar

Supporting English Learners with Tools For Teachers

Tools For Teachers Accessibility Strategies

Using Smarter Balanced Interim Connections Playlists


Smarter Tools For Teachers

Site staff can obtain an account either through self-registration or through their LEA CAASPP/ELPAC coordinator.

Tools for Teachers Powerpoint

Tools For Teachers Overview Pdf

Additional Resources

Tools For Teachers FAQs  

Understanding the Formative Assessment Process

2020 Back to School Assessment Playbook