SBAC- Smarter Balanced
Resources for Students
link to online
SBAC PRACTICE and TRAINING
The Practice and Training Tests can be taken on any Internet-connected computer using a current Web browser including:
All options should read guest/guest session - Click on the Sign In button
What is the difference between the training
test and the practice test? http://ct.portal.airast.org/training-tests/
Calculators are available for students
(Grades 6-->)to preview and practice with outside of the testing environment.
Response Editor Tool
that explains how to use the Equation Response Editor tool, and to let students practice using it.
Students may use this tool to enter answers that are numbers, expressions, or equations. The
tutorial walks them through how to create common mathematical objects, and then lets
them practice creating those objects.
If you are in elementary school, try to complete all the screens through “Practice 1.”
If you are in middle school or high school, you should try to complete all the screens through “Practice 2.” If you are in middle school, however, you probably will not need to use trigonometric functions.
Commands For Students
This document provides keyboard commands students can use to navigate between test elements, features, and tools.
Item Type Tutorials
Video clips that show users how to navigate the items and tools available while taking an online assessment. While testing, item type tutorials are accessible to students throughout the assessment. Students can review the tutorials here to become familiar with the different item types that may appear on an
assessment. Please note these tutorials have closed captioning and no audio.
This site provides resources for administering the Smarter Balanced Assessments for Mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy.
on Smarter Balanced Interim Assessments
Archived Assessment News
Table (PDF) Single digit (1-9) multiplication table is a non-embedded
accommodation for Grade 4 math items and above. This is to be
used only for students with a documented and persistent calculation
disability (i.e., dyscalculia). This can be printed for students
requiring this accommodation.
Important Limitations: The Practice and Training
Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments and a more
accurate depiction of both the testing environment and item types, but they
do not encompass the full range of content that students will encounter on
the operational assessments, and should not be used to guide instructional
decisions. In addition, students and teachers will not receive reports or
scores from the Practice or Training Tests. Although the operational
assessment system will be computer
adaptive, the Practice and Training Tests follow a fixed-form model.
Balanced Digital Library (Teacher Resource: requires log on)