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SBAC E-mail Update Issue 63

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) e-mail update sent out on August 19, 2013.

Index of archived SBAC e-mail updates


The California Department of Education (CDE) Smarter Balanced update is a bimonthly e-mail that reports on current and upcoming Smarter Balanced development activities. To join the CDE Smarter Balanced e-mail list, send a blank e-mail to

In this issue:

Draft Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines Available for Public Review

The draft Smarter Balanced Accessibility and Accommodations Guidelines is available for public review and comment through August 27, 2013. Links to the Guidelines and instructions for providing feedback are available on the CDE Smarter Balanced Web page.

Smarter Balanced Practice Test Enhancements

On August 26, 2013, Smarter Balanced is expected to add the following enhancements to its online Practice Tests:

The Practice Tests will be unavailable for system updates this weekend, August 24-25, 2013, and access will resume August 26, 2013. The Practice Tests and supporting documents are available on the Smarter Balanced Web site External link opens in new window or tab. . The Practice Test Help Desk can be accessed by phone at 855-833-1969 or by e-mail at

More Information

Additional information about Smarter Balanced is available on the CDE Smarter Balanced Web page at . General questions about the Smarter Balanced assessments should be directed to the CDE California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress Office by phone at 916-445-8765 or by e-mail at

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