Smarter Balanced Assessments for Grades 3-8


District Resources

Practice Tests

Overview

For the past several years, Nevada has worked with the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC), a group of states that worked collaboratively to develop the Smarter Balanced assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards in English language arts and mathematics. Nevada is one of 21 governing states, who participate in the state decision-making process that regulates the consortium.

The Smarter Balanced assessments are a key part of preparing all Nevada students for success in college and careers readiness. The computer adaptive format and on-line administration of these new assessments will provide more meaningful feedback that teachers and parents can use to help students succeed.

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment Constortium (SBAC) (coming soon)

Nevada-Specific Resources:

Parents' Guide to New Grades 3-8 Assessments in Nevada (developed by the National PTA, Nevada PTA and Nevada Department of Education)
Nevada's Agreement with the Regents of the University of California (This contract provides the Smarter Balanced Basic Assessment System in Nevada)

Smarter Balanced Resources: