About Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing
Smarter Balanced Assessment Tests
Here is the timeline for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Tests which will be replacing the California Standardized Test (STAR Tests):
- April 22nd-May 16th 2014: Students in grades 3rd-8th will take the Smarter Balance Assessment Field test on the computer. Grade levels will be tested on different days. Information/results will not be shared due to the fact that this is a test to assess the testing process.
- Beginning Spring 2015: Students in grades 3rd-8th will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment test on the computer. Results will be shared with all stakeholders: Students, Parents, Teachers, Administration, Board Members. (This will give the NCJUSD a baseline data.)
Watch for more information regarding testing this year.
How to help your child prepare for the testing process:
To Practice the testing process with your child at home, please go to the website: http://sbac.portal.airast.org/ca/practice-test-ca/. Follow the directions for your child’s grade level.
Have your child practice typing skills on the computer. Students will need to know how to highlight text, drag items, and copy and paste as well.