Smarter Balanced

State Summative Assessment:
Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

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The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is developing a system of valid, reliable, and fair next-generation assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. The system—which includes both summative assessments for accountability purposes and optional interim assessments for instructional use—will use computer adaptive testing technologies to the greatest extent possible to provide meaningful feedback and actionable data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. Smarter Balanced assessments will go beyond multiple-choice questions to include extended response and technology enhanced items, as well as performance tasks that allow students to demonstrate critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.


Practice Tests

Sample Test Items

Parent Information
This site includes a brief video overview and a section with frequently asked questions. 

Parent Guides: Preparing for Student Success
These guides provide an outline of what students should know and be able to do, and how parents can support them at home.

Video Overviews

Reading your Child's Score Report

El Departamento de Educación del Estado compiló un video muy útil para padres el cual describe cómo leer el informe de calificaciones de su hijo/a, que puede encontrar aquí: