What does membership in SBAC require a State to do?
All states in the Consortium have agreed to abide by a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that has been signed by the State’s Commissioner or Superintendent of Education, the Governor, and the President of the State School Board (if applicable). The MOU defines the Consortium’s governance and decision-making processes, describes how States may join or exit the Consortium, and specifies other membership requirements. The USED requires that continued membership in the Consortium is conditional on the following.
To continue after December 31, 2011, a State must have adopt a common core of content standards for English language arts and mathematics; and
To continue as a member after the beginning of the 2014-15 school year a State must agree to use the Consortium’s tests as its federal accountability assessments.