These next-generation assessments are aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics for grades 3-8 and 11. That means students in all states will be taught to the same high standards. The Smarter Balanced end of the year assessment will provide parents, students, and teachers a clearer window on whether students are on track to graduate high school, ready for college and the workplace. The assessments will be ready by the 2014-2015 school year.
On this page you will find resources to help you understand the new Smarter Balanced assessment (SBAC).
Smarter Balanced Assessment Portal - site with Training Test and more for SBAC Pilot