What is the Digital Library?
The Digital Library
is a critical component of the Smarter Balanced system of assessments
and will include a variety of resources to improve day-to-day teaching
and learning. The Digital Library offers professional learning resources
and instructional materials—like lesson plans, units, and learning
modules—for educators to use daily with students and staff. Resources
span K-12 and are aligned to Washington State Learning Standards for
English language arts and mathematics. Resources are also aligned to
formative assessment practices.
The Digital Library is paid for
by Washington’s subscription to the Smarter Balanced Assessment System,
so access to the Digital Library is completely free for every school
district and their employees. Washington joined the Smarter Balanced
Assessment Consortium in 2010 and worked with 24 other states to build
this balanced and comprehensive assessment system.
How do I use the Digital Library?
Just click on a resource to read about it, then download for immediate
and future use! Once educators are registered to access the Digital
Library, they will have the ability to view and download hundreds of
resources at all grade levels for immediate and future use. The
following slides are helpful in learning how to navigate the Digital
Who else can access the Digital Library?
The Digital Library is primarily intended for use by school district
employees who work with students. Individuals with access to the Library
have the ability to download and share the resources with others,
however students and parents will not have direct access to the library.
In the coming months, OSPI will be working with statewide partners who
design and deliver professional
How do Washington Educators get access?
District Assessment Coordinators (DACs), are currently working to provide access for their teachers. Contact your DAC
for more information.