Our school will participate in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium's field test(s) in Math and/or English Language Arts. All of our school's 3rd-5th graders will be participating. These new tests are being developed to assess the Common Core State Standards in Math and English Language arts, which State Superintendent, Randy Dorn, adopted in 2011. The field test allows assessment and education experts to make sure the tests are fair. There will be no scores for individual students, schools or districts.