In January and February of 2015, more than 260 Oregon educators participated in Building Educator Assessment Literacy (BEAL), a workshop series that provided in-depth, hands-on training designed to help them better understand the Smarter Balanced performance tasks and how they relate to the Common Core Standards.

This new report shows that when teachers are given time and training to dig into the Smarter Balanced assessment, they begin to see new ways to help their students learn the problem-solving, critical thinking, and writing skills they need for success in college and careers.

Visit the Making the Most of Performance Tasks in Summative Assessment — Building Educator Assessment Literacy in Oregon resource page to learn more and download a copy.