Digital Library

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 Library:

 

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 or designee for more information.   
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