Monday, June 3, 2013

Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests are now available for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments. As such, the practice tests should not be used to guide instructional decisions about students. Scoring keys are expected to be available in summer 2013, but no score reports are generated from the Practice Tests. The Practice Tests will be available through summer 2014.
System Requirements
A computer connected to the Internet is required with one of the following Web browsers:
  • Mozilla Firefox 3.6 and higher
  • Google Chrome 18 and higher
  • Apple Safari 5 and higher
  • Default Web browsers on iPad and Android tablets
  • Smarter Balanced Secure Browser External link opens in new window or tab. (required for text-to-speech functionality)
An individual user account is not required to take the Practice Tests. Use the GUEST login and session when prompted.
Take the Practice Test
Link to the Smarter Balanced Practice Test - First Look at New Assessment
Take the Practice Test External link opens in new window or tab. (use the GUEST login and session)