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Smarter Balanced Digital Library

The Smarter Balanced Digital Library is an online platform that contains subject- and grade-specific instructional resources and professional learning resources that help educators apply the formative assessment process during daily instruction. The formative assessment process is key to a balanced assessment system. The Smarter Balanced Digital Library supports educators with the four attributes of formative assessment: Clarify Intended Learning, Elicit Evidence, Interpret Evidence and Act on Evidence.

More than 1,500 educators from 22 states, including West Virginia, with diverse areas of expertise have developed more than 2,600 instructional and professional learning resources posted in the Digital Library. These resources have passed multiple blind reviews against a rigorous set of Quality Criteria.

In addition to resources contributed by educators, the Digital Library contains interactive, multimedia modules built by experts. These modules include both subject and grade specific Exemplar Instructional Modules that model the formative assessment process; and Professional Learning Modules on Assessment Literacy designed to help educators deepen their understanding of the formative assessment process in daily instruction.

Another feature of the Digital Library is the opportunity for educators to collaborate with others. Through robust search and filtering features, educators can rate resources, share their first-hand experiences using the resources, start a collaboration target, and pose questions to their colleagues.

All educators with a k12 e-mail account has access to the Digital Library. The address for the Digital Library is For help in logging in to the Digital Library, contact Terri Sappington ( or Marlena Mullins (

The resources below are available for RESA, district, and schools to use as part of professional learning activities.

Document Type Document Name
Digital Libary_Finding Resources_Interactive Modules
Digital Libary_Finding Resources_Marking Favorites
Digital Libary_Navigating Resources_Locating Similar Resources
Digital Libary_Navigating Resources_Sharing Resources
Digital Library - Balanced Assessment System Slides
Digital Library Modules
Digital Library_Finding Resources_Locating_Resources
Digital Library_Navigating Resources_About this Resource Tab
Digital Library_Navigating Resources_Flagging An Issue
Digital Library_Navigating Resources_Viewing Resources
Digital Library Overview
MS Word
Smarter Balanced Digital Library website page
Using the Smarter Balanced Digital Library

Digital Library Tour: Logging Into the Digital Library and Finding Resources

Digital Library Tour: Collaboration Features:

West Virginia has a cadre of educators who have submitted resources for the Digital Library and review resources to ensure all resources posted are of the highest quality. These educators have been trained not only on how to write and review resources but on how to use the Digital Library. For assistance using the Digital Library, please contact one of the West Virginia State Network of Educators listed below.

West Virginia State Network of Educators
First Name Last Name Email County RESA
Jim Holland Berkeley VIII
Myrtle Holland Berkeley VIII
Terri VanderWijst Berkeley VIII
Dorothy Kidd Brooke VI
Kyle Berry Cabell II
Kirstin Sobotka Cabell II
Tammy Yoak Calhoun V
Cathy Craddock Clay III
Mary Ann Triplett Clay III
Rosella Amos Doddridge VII
Elizabeth Williams Fayette IV
Mary Humphreys Greenbrier IV
Juanita Spinks Greenbrier IV
Stacey McKenzie Hampshire VIII
Cecilia Jordan Kanawha III
Kelley Norman Kanawha III
Jessica Phillips Kanawha III
Jill Savage Kanawha III
Susan Sweat Kanawha III
Kelsey Gable Lincoln II
Stephanie Workman Lincoln II
Katie Carney Marshall VI
Holly Woods Marshall VI
Joann Schorsch Mercer I
Elizabeth Keatley Mingo II
Ashley White Mingo II
Roberta Tuggle Monroe I
Marsha Roth Ohio VI
Joanna Burt-Kinderman Pocahontas IV
Courtney Ruppert Putnam III
Adrienne Jordan-Brellahan Raleigh I
Cheryl Osborne Raleigh I
Paula Wykle Raleigh I
Cheryl Reger Upshur VII
Neil Reger Upshur VII
Amy Moll Webster IV
Timmothy Walker Wirt V
Mary Blaker Wood V
Corinne Full Wood V


For additional information regarding the Smarter Balanced Digital Library, please contact Terri Sappington (, Office of Assessment at, 304.558.2546. You also may contact any of the members of the State Leadership Team listed below.

West Virginia State Leadership Team: 

Sarah Beasley, 
Cindy Burke, 
Teresa Hammond,
Jessica George, 
Vaughn Rhudy, 
Valerie Wilson,