The Agency of Education (AOE) is pleased to announce that the Vermont Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal is now "live" and available for use by educators, parents and the general public. The portal will be the agency’s main resource for all things related to assessments, serving as both a public portal and an access point for secure tools and information available only with a password provided by the AOE. Portal resources include: news and updates, training modules, practice and training tests, manuals, Test Administrators Certification Tests, secure browser downloads, and the Online Reporting System
As a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), Vermont joined with a cadre of other states to develop the next generation of educational tests for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. SBAC will be fully aligned with the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), use state of the art computer adaptive testing and accessibility technologies, and will provide a continuum of summative, interim and formative tools that can be used for a variety of educational purposes.