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Smarter Balanced Practice Tests

The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests, including scoring guides, are now available for grades 3 through 8 and grade 11 in English-language arts (ELA) and mathematics. The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but do not reflect the full range of content that students may encounter on the actual assessments. As such, the practice tests should not be used to guide instructional decisions about students. No score reports are generated from the Practice Tests.

System Requirements

A computer connected to the Internet is required with one of the following Web browsers:

An individual user account is not required to take the Practice Tests. Use the GUEST login and session when prompted.

Accessibility and Accommodations

The Practice Tests have general accessibility tools such as highlighting text and zooming content in and out. Also, the following accommodations are available for both ELA and mathematics at all grade levels:

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Link to the Smarter Balanced Practice Test - First Look at New Assessment

Take the Practice or Training Test External link opens in new window or tab.

California Smarter Balanced Practice Test Portal External link opens in new window or tab.

California Smarter Balanced Practice Test Help Desk
More information on the Practice Test

Parent and Guardian Notification Templates for Local Educational Agencies

Practice Test Resources and Documentation External link opens in new window or tab.
Practice Test manuals and user guides, classroom activities, and scoring guides

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