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Smarter Balanced Educator Opportunities—2016

General Information about TIC Recruiting

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is recruiting qualified educators to support the fall 2016 item development cycle. We are asking state Teacher Involvement Coordinators (TICs) to recruit and recommend qualified educators in your state to participate in selected development activities for the assessment system. To support the recruitment process in your state, this document outlines important information for educator recruitment. Smarter Balanced is recruiting for one educator activity to be held this fall:
• ELA Stimulus Review

Recruitment will occur over the next three weeks. TICs will have until Friday, September 30th to nominate qualified educators for these activities. Smarter Balanced will coordinate with vendors to confirm participation beginning in early October. Recommended educators from each state should meet the following general qualifications:
  • Currently certified or licensed to teach ELA/literacy in a K–12 public school or certification in teaching English learners and/or students with disabilities.
  • Currently teaching in a public school or currently employed by a public school, district or state education entity including higher education located within a Smarter Balanced member state.
  • Within the past three years:
    • Teaching ELA/literacy in grades 3 through 8 and/or high school or working in a classroom content support role such as a literacy or district or state content specialist.
    • Teaching students with disabilities and/or English learners in grades 3 through 8 and/or high school or working in a support role such as a district/school coordinator or instructional specialist. Specializations in visual impairments or teaching for students who are deaf and hard of hearing are encouraged.
    Some opportunities will have additional preferred experience qualifications.

    Specific Information for Fall 2016


    Contact Chris Booth with any questions by email or at (605) 773-6156.