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Jun 5 / Veronica Bielat

SBAC releases Common Core Practice Assessment

The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium is one of two state consortia developing assessments based on Common Core Standards. The Smarter Balanced Practice Tests linked below provide an early look at sets of assessment questions aligned to the Common Core for grades 3–8 and 11 in both English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium states “The Practice Tests provide a preview of the Smarter Balanced assessments, but they do not encompass the full range of content that students will encounter on the spring 2014 Field Test or on the operational assessments, and should not be used to guide instructional decisions.”

You can read more about the Common Core Standards Initiative at