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Systems Architecture

The Smarter Balanced architecture was developed in 2012 in a collaborative effort between member states and technical experts. Ongoing oversight is provided by the Architectural Review Board (ARB).

Name Approval Date Status Version Description
Assessment System Architecture and Technology Report
(abstract)
07 Aug 2014 Final

Assessment System Architecture and Technology Design for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. Originally developed in 2012 this was updated in the summer of 2014 to reflect design decisions made during the development of the operational assessment system.

Software Development Best Practices
(abstract)
22 Aug 2012 Final

Recommendation of software development practices for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium during Phase 1 development.

Open Source Software Community Planning
(abstract)
06 Aug 2012 Final

Guidance to assist Smarter Balanced with their goals of building an Open Source assessment platform, specifically the open source community.

Quality Assurance Approach
(abstract)
20 Jul 2012 Draft

Guidance to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium regarding quality assurance for the assessment delivery software platform.

Assessment System Architecture and Technology Phase 1 Workshop Deliverables
(abstract)
20 Jan 2012 Final

Report from a series of Enterprise Architecture Workshops conducted for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium in the fall and winter of 2011.

Enterprise Architecture Governance Plan Phase 1
(abstract)
20 Jan 2012 Final

Plan for the governance of the Smarter Balanced Enterprise Architecture through the conclusion of Phase 1 in October of 2014.


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