Surprised there wasn’t more attention to yesterday’s assessment competition results? Me, too. Our “insider” survey overwhelmingly predicted this outcome, both coalitions getting funded, but that was easy. More interesting, policy insiders are pretty bearish on the likely rigor of the “smarter balanced” approach. Most saw the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers as more likely to genuinely improve student learning. More on all that later in the month when we release the full results.