• Smarter Balanced


    Practice and Training Tests
    The Smarter Balanced Practice Test (updated in May 2014) and the Training Test (released in February 2014) provide students with an early look at sets of assessment questions aligned to the Common Core for grades 3-8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The release of the Practice and Training Tests follows the Smarter Balanced Pilot Test, the first large-scale tryout of items and performance tasks conducted in spring 2013.  Both resources will help teachers and students prepare for the spring 2014 Field Test and the spring 2015 Smarter Balanced Assessments.

English Language Arts