Videos – Brief student videos gives key information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments and how to get additional information about testing in the State of California.
Smarter Balanced Parents Factsheet (English) (PDF) | Smarter Balanced Parents Factsheet (Spanish) (PDF)
This document describes how new tests based on the Common Core State Standards can help prepare students to graduate high school ready for college and the workplace.
Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (English) (PDF) | Creating a Computer Adaptive Test (Spanish) (PDF)
This document describes the two criteria for creating an online, adaptive test and how the adaptive software works for the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments.
Accessibility and Accommodations: Meeting the Needs of all Students (English) (PDF) | Accessibility and Accommodations: Meeting the Needs of all Students (Spanish) (PDF)
This document highlights the timeline for research and development that was key to the work behind creating online assessments that support learning for all students.
Practice and Training 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).
Common Core State Standards Resources for Parents and Guardians
These resources have been compiled for parents and guardians interested in learning more about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) and how to support their child's attainment of these standards.