Skip to content - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
North Dakota: Legendary. Follow the trail of legends
Go to the Department of Public Instruction Home Page
About DPI DPI Homepage DPI Contact Information DPI Employment opportunities DPI News DPI Forms Search the DPI website

North Dakota Participates in Two Race to the Top Assessment Development Consortia

September 3, 2010

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced the award of $160 million to the SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) and $170 million to the Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC).  North Dakota is a participating member in each of these two consortia.  The grants will be used to develop a K-12 assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics.

For more information about each award, refer to the links below to the press release of each consortium.


NDDPI Contact:

Robert Bauer
Assistant Director, Standards and Achievement
(701) 328-2224

Back to ConnectED

horizonal rule

Home    |    Programs & Services    |    Resources    |    Grants    |    State Standards    |    Education Legislation

Administrative Rules    |    Links    |    Frequently Asked Questions    |    Site Map   

This site is best viewed with Internet Explorer 7.0 or higher

Get FireFox    Get Google Chrome   Get Microsoft Internet Explorer     Get Adobe Acrobat Reader

Visit the Adobe website for PDF accessibility tools.

Send mail to if you have any questions or comments.

North Dakota Department of Public Instruction
Kirsten Baesler, State Superintendent
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 201
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0440

Disclaimer Statement