Race to the Top Assessment Program

Focus:  Assessments

Purpose:  To develop valid assessments that support and inform instruction, provide accurate information about what students know and can do, and measure student achievement against college-and-career-ready standards.

Award range:  $160 million to $170 million

Awardees:  Two consortiums were awarded.

Awarded Consortiums

Consortium Name

Lead State Governing States

Non-Governing Member States

SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium

WA

CT, HI, ID, KS, ME, MI, MO, MT, NC, NM, NV, OR, UT, VT, WA, WI, WV AL, CO, DE, GA, IA, KY, ND, NH, NJ, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD

Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers

FL

AZ, DC, FL, IL, IN, LA, MD, MA, NY, RI, TN AL, AR, CA, CO, DE, GA, KY, MS, NH, NJ, ND, OH, OK, PA, SC

 

Assessment Program Guidance