SBAC Teacher Information 


Training Modules:

Test Administrator (TA) Interface for Online Testing

Student Interface for Online Testing

SBAC Universal Tools Video


Test Prep Resources:

California Department of Education (CDE) SBAC Information Page

SBAC Practice and Training Test Information

Smarter Balanced Field Test PPT

Sample Questions

SBAC Interim Assessment Blocks (IABs)/ Interim Comprehensive Assessment (ICAs) Viewing System

SBAC Digital Library of Formative Tools


Performance Task:

Performance Task Assignments

Performance Task Overview


Practice Assessments:

  RLA:     Math:
Grade 3   Test   P. Task   Test  P. Task
Grade 4  Test  P. Task   Test   P. Task
Grade 5  Test  P. Task   Test  P. Task
Grade 6 Test P. Task Test P. Task
Grade 7  Test P. Task Test P. Task
Grade 8 Test P. Task Test P. Task
High School Test P. Task Test P. Task

Tech Skills Student Practice

Trimester I Tech Lessons

Tech Skills
There are several technology skills necessary to be successful on the Smarter Balanced (CCSS) testing for students. These skills include:

  • Keyboarding
  • Mouse Skills
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop


Lesson Suggestions
Below you will find directions for implementing lessons to support students as they practice and demonstrate technology skills needed to be successful on the Smarter Balanced Assessment. 

Each CCSS Tech Skills lesson should be 20 minutes in length (K-2) and 30 minutes in length for (3-6) for an additional 10 minutes for keyboarding practice


Use the Lesson Suggestions links to manage each lesson

Focus on ONE tech skill per lesson (3-6 grade teachers focus on one skill plus typing)

Each lesson should include

  • Modeling tech skill to large group
  • Reviewing guiding questions for each lesson
  • Independent practice for each skill*
  • Checking for understanding 
    * Whenever possible lesson activities are aligned with ELA and/or Math CCSS