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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

CAASPP/Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBAC)

The California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress is one component of The Smarter Balanced Assessment System.  It utilizes computer based tests and performance tasks that allow students to show what they know and are able to do. It is based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics and has three components designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year: the summative assessments, the interim assessments, and the Digital Library of formative assessment tools. 

The CAASPP System encompasses the following assessments and student participation requirements.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics in grades three through eight and grade eleven.

Student Participation: All students at the designated grade levels are required to participate with the following exceptions:

  • Students who participate in the alternate assessments.

  • ELA only—English learners who are in their first 12 months of attending a school in the United States.

Smarter Balanced Sample Test Questions

This site provides examples of test questions used on Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts/literacy and math. Test questions are developed with extensive involvement by educators, including test question writing, reviewing for accuracy, and ensuring questions are fair for all test takers.

CAASPP Practice Tests

You can use this site to take practice and training tests. 

Guests: To log into the Practice Tests, simply select Sign In, then navigate through the login screens