Smarter Balanced Collaboration Conference
The second Smarter Balanced Collaboration Conference will bring together representatives from the Consortium's 25 member states-including state education chiefs, K-12 state leads, higher edu ation leads, work group members, and
contractors-to facilitate coordination on key projects, such as the test delivery, administration, and reporting systems.
State education chiefs will meet during the conference in a two-hour public session to discuss the test blueprint, process for developing achievement level descriptors, the Pilot Test scheduled for early 2013, and sustainability planning. As a state-led consortium, the 21 Smarter Balanced Governing States each have a vote on major policy decisions. Members of the public and the media are invited to attend this session.