SBAC Information

Posted by Sara Ibis on 4/25/2022 6:00:00 AM

Standardized testing season is upon us! Below is information about testing dates and times, the purpose behind the tests, and a few suggestions for preparing at home.

When is the SBAC? We will be taking the SBAC test from 9:00-10:00 on:

Tuesday, April 26 and Wednesday, April 27

Tuesday, May 3, Wednesday, May 4 and Thursday, May 5

Please note that each testing session will take about 1 hour. The rest of our school day will be a regular school day. 

What is the SBAC? SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The SBAC is a computer-based, standardized test in math and English Language Arts (ELA) given to students every year starting in the 3rd grade. The assessment tests each student on grade level skills and competencies and is aligned to the Common Core standards for Math and ELA.

Why take the SBAC? We'll use this test as an opportunity to celebrate and to show just how much we've grown as learners! We'll celebrate our curiosity, effort and resiliency, and we'll celebrate all things we learned at home, online and in school over the last few years.  

How can I help my student prepare? Please make sure your student is at school on the above testing days. It always helps to get a good night of sleep and plenty of playtime outside on test days.  At home, you can practice multiplication flash cards, go through incomplete pages in Volume 1 of our math book (sent home in early March), and read together. We'll review the test features and tools and take a short practice test this week so students can gain familiarity with the test tools. 

In addition to the SBAC, your child will also take the STAR 360 tests in reading and math and the I-Ready Math Diagnostic in May.