Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

SBAC Practice Test

The above link will take you to the site where Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are available.  Anyone can access and take these tests.  If you are interested in seeing the format your students will be using for these tests, we encourage you to try it out.  Simply log in as a guest and choose the grade level you would like to practice at.

You will see that these tests require students to think critically, apply knowledge in practical situations, and exhibit knowledge and skills at a much higher level than in previous standardized tests.  In addition, the actual tests students will be using, the format is adaptive, which means if a question is answered correctly, the student will get a more challenging question, and if it is answered incorrectly, he will get an easier questions.  This process will reduce frustration by testing children at their own level, and will also reduce the number of items a child must answer to determine his ability level. 
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