• Welcome to the Smarter Balanced Practice Test

    The Smarter Balanced Practice Test is available to schools and districts for practice and training purposes, professional development activities, and for discussions with parents, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders.

    • Calculators are available for students to preview and practice with outside of the testing environment.

      Added September 24, 2013
    • Performance task writing rubrics are available under Resources and Documentation.

      Added September 24, 2013
    • Scoring guides for the Smarter Balanced Practice Test are available under Resources and Documentation.

      Note that some braille tests have a separate scoring guide, but the general scoring guide is applicable to all other accommodations and any braille test for which an independent scoring guide is not posted.

      Added September 4, 2013
    • The Practice Test can be taken on any Internet-connected computer using a current Web browser including:

      • Mozilla Firefox
      • Google Chrome
      • Microsoft Internet Explorer 10
      • Apple Safari

      Currently, Microsoft Internet Explorer 9 is not a supported browser. We are looking into supporting IE 9 by fall 2013.

      Added August 29, 2013
    • To experience the text-to-speech functionality, the Secure Browser application is required.

      Added July 28, 2013
    • To administer a braille test, access the TA Practice Site.

      Added July 28, 2013
    • See Resources and Documentation for supporting materials related to the Practice Test, including information about other devices supported for testing.

      Added July 28, 2013
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