Last year, our students took the Smarter Balanced assessment in English Language Arts and Mathematics, which measures student progress on Common Core State Standards and their college- and career readiness. The test informs school and teacher practices as we strive to provide all of our students with a rigorous and quality education. This year, students will take the assessment in the spring. For more information about the test, why participation matters and how you can support your child, see Oregon Department of Education’s Annual Notice for Statewide Tests.