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TRT Source Code and Assessment Item Format Update
Jun 7, 2014

We are excited to announce the first source code component to be posted on The Technology Readiness Tool (TRT) is a project commissioned in 2012 by Smarter Balanced and PARCC and developed by Pearson. Details are on the SmarterApp Source Code Page.

In other news, the SmarterApp Assessment Item Format preview has been updated and is nearing completion.

As of Fall 2018 the Smarter Balanced Test Delivery System (TDS) is no longer supported.

The code base and documentation for the TDS is available within the Smarter Balanced GitHub repository.

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