What is SBAC? Smarter Balanced is a state-led consortium who developed assessments that align to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) that accurately measure student progress toward college and career readiness. The Consortium consists of educators, researchers, policymakers, and community groups to help all students thrive in a knowledge-driven global economy.
The Smarter Balanced assessment system is a computer adaptive test (CAT) for both the mandatory summative assessment and the optional interim assessments. Computer adaptive testing adjusts to a student’s ability by basing the difficulty of future questions on previous answers, providing more accurate measurement of student achievement, particularly for high and low-performing students.
The bottom line is that our students need to be prepared. This test requires many technology skills, in addition to students needing to be proficient at word processing. This website was created for students and parents to have resources and websites to use to allow students to prepare for the SBAC assessments.
CCSD Specific Information: http://ccsd.net/divisions/assessment-accountability-research-school-improvement-division/sbac
Watch the Informational Video produced by CCSD: http://tv.ccsd.net/watch?v=GtPLygkUINcJ
More Information: http://curriculum.wiki-teacher.com/messageView.php?id=110
When is the SBAC?
The SBAC will be administered in the spring of 2016 to all Nevada students in grades 3-5. Although students in these grades have already begun preparing for this assessment, all students in grades
1-5 have been introduced to and have learned test-specific vocabulary and navigation tools for the SBAC.
How can I help my student?
Students can easily access one of the SBAC Practice tests by clicking on the link below. All students in grades 3-5 will be taking the ELA Training Test for grades 3-5, in addition to the Math Performance Task for their specific grade level. Just sign on as a "GUEST" and try it! This will give you an idea of what the expectations are for this assessment.
SBAC Practice Test (click below)