Smarter Balance Assessment for California


    CAASPP General Testing Information from the State of California for all California residents: The CAASPP System is intended to provide parents and students more accurate and actionable information about what students are learning.

    Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts (ELA) and Mathematics - The ELA and Math SBAC tests are computer adaptive and based on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Cambrian 3rd - 8th grade students participate in these summative assessments. Students assigned to take an alternative assessment take the California Alternate Assessment.
    California Science Test (CAST) - CAST is an online test based on the California Next Generation Science Standards. Cambrian 5th and 8th grade students only participatie bin the CAST tests. Students assigned to take an alternate assessment take the California Alternate Assessment for Science.

    Smarter Balanced Assessments of California (SBAC) Practice Tests

    This link accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features. The Training Tests are organized by grade-bands (e.g., 3–5).  This will also allow parents to preview test format. 
    Open the button for "Students."
    Practice Test  
     You may use this site allowing a preview of the test by simply using "Guest User" "Guest Session."   
    Student Practice

    What are Smarter Balanced Assessments (Spanish) Video in Spanish explaining the assessments.
    What will my test look like? A look at the student dashboard for SBAC testing. 
    Claims and Targets by Grade - Claims and targets are broad evidence-based statements about what students know and can do as demonstrated by their performance on the assessments. 
    Keyboard Commands for Students - This sheet provides keyboard commands students can use to navigate through test elements, features, and tools. 
    Smarter Balanced Parent Student Page - The national site that provides access to fact sheets, questions and answers, and resources in English and Spanish.

    2016-2017 Individual Student Score Reports for Cambrian School District Students Individual student score reports for the 2016-2017 Smarter Balanced Assessment for California (SBAC) Tests in ELA and Math Grades 3-8 were mailed out the week of August 7, 2017.  A letter in English and Spanish from Linh Nguyen, Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services, was included with your student's score report.  

    Video: Understanding your Student's Score report: Videos are available in both English and Spanish.
    Parent Guides to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments: These parent guides provide information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and will help parents better understand their children’s test results. 
    CAASPP Student Score Report Information:  This page provides information for parents or guardians to help interpret the CAASPP student score report.

     If you would like more information, please visit the Parent/Student tab of the CDE CAASPP Webpage