The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium grant proposal was submitted in June 2010, and funding was announced in September 2010. Work officially began October 1, 2010, to develop the system. The consortium has until 2014-15 to administer a fully operational summative assessment. While the new assessment system will take four years to develop, Wyoming has the opportunity to pilot the use of a computer adaptive test prior to full implementation in 2014-15. Until then, we are required to administer the current accountability tests (ACT, COMPASS, EXPLORE, PLAN, PAWS, SAWS and associated alternates). As such, there are no changes to the assessment for the current school year. The Smarter webpage has a detailed timeline available.