The Smarter Balanced Assessment System utilizes computer-adaptive
tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know
and are able to do. This system is based on the Common Core State
Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three components designed
to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the Summative
Assessments, the Interim Assessments, and the Digital Library. The Smarter Balanced Assessment System Graphic (PDF) and video display the relationship between these components, the CCSS, and college and career readiness.