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.

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.

Associated with the test makers.

Associated with the test makers.

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

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

Common Core Math prep from Khan Academy