Smarter Balanced Assessments and How to Prepare!

I know I have written a few blogs regarding the new state testing, otherwise know as Smarter Balanced Assessments, but I wanted to post some resources that would help you and your child/teen prepare for the test. Our tutors can also help with test prep but here are some good starting points. Most testing will occur in May and late April.

 

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/practice-test/

This site is directly from the test makers. The Smarter Balanced Assessments are aligned with the Common Core Standards for grades 3-8 and 11 in both English Language Arts and Math. The purpose of the full length tests is to get a feel for the year end assessments. They contain a variety of questions types of difficulty levels as well as performance tests. The practice tests include accommodations and supports that were not previously included.

 

http://sbac.portal.airast.org/practice-test/

Associated with the test makers.

 

http://caaspp.org/practice-and-training/

Associated with the test makers.

 

http://www.testprepreview.com/common-core-test-prep.htm

This site is independent of the SBAC but also has great sample Common Core type questions and is organized by grade and subject level.

 

http://www.free-test-online.com/ccss/ccss.html

Here is another independent site that offers common core standards test specifically for math.

 

https://www.khanacademy.org/commoncore/map

Common Core Math prep from Khan Academy