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Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is committed to ensuring that all students leave high school prepared for postsecondary success in college and careers. In the 2014 – 2015 school year, the Smarter Balanced summative assessments aligned to Common Core State Standards in English language arts/literacy and mathematics will be administered to students. A balanced assessment system – which includes summative and interim assessments and formative assessment practices – provides tools to improve teaching and learning


Parent Guide


SBAC Parent Guide – English


SBAC Parent Guide – Spanish


SBAC Parent Guide – Polish


SBAC Parent Guide – Portuguese


SBAC Parent Guide – Arabic


SBAC Parent Guide – Haitian Creole


SBAC Parent Guide – Simplified Chinese



 Official SBAC Website



Parent Resources


Parents’ Guides to Student Success


PTA’s Endorsement of SBAC


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State SBAC Overview