SBAC Testing

What is SBAC Testing?


SBAC stands for Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium


Who?  All students at Carrigan

What? The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is a state-led consortium working to develop next-generation assessments that accurately measure student progress toward college- and career-readiness. Smarter Balanced is one of two multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) by the 2014-15 school year.

When?  In the spring. Specific dates will be announced later this year.

Where? Students will take the test in the classrooms using laptops or computer labs, as the test is taken on a computer.

Why?  Part of the adoption of the common core* curriculum is testing students’ math and language competency.

The SBAC committee has released a practice test so that everyone can see what types of questions will be asked, as well as become familiar with navigating and using the tools provided. If you would like to see what the test will look like, go to:

For a step by step directions on how to view the practice test, click here: SBAC Practice Test Directions.

* The Common Core State Standards Initiative is an education initiative in the United States that details what K-12 students should know in English and math at the end of each grade. The initiative seeks to establish consistent education standards across the states as well as ensure that students graduating from high school are prepared to enter two- or four-year college programs or enter the workforce.