Smarter Balanced

The Smarter Balanced assessment system is a valid, fair, and reliable approach to student assessment that provides educators, students and parents meaningful results with actionable data to help students succeed.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

What is Smarter Balanced?

Visit the Smarter Balanced website for an overview of What Parents Should Know.

Click to watch the What is Smarter Balanced video - English
Watch a short video on what Smarter Balance is
Watch the above video “¿Que son Smarter Balanced?” in Spanish

Understanding CAASPP Reports

Click to watch video - English
Watch a video that explains how to read your child’s CAASPP report

Click here to watch the video in Spanish

Parent Guide Handbook Grades 3,4,5

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Download the Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Overview and Sample Questions (Grades 3,4,5). The booklet includs sample test items for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that will help parents better understand their children’s test results.

Download in Spanish

Parent Guide Handbook Grades 6,7,8

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Download the Parent Guide to the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Overview and Sample Questions (Grades 6,7,8).

The booklet includes sample test items for English language arts/literacy (ELA) and mathematics that will help parents better understand their children’s test results. ‘

Download in Spanish

Smarter Balanced Was Last Modified: September 6, 2019