Smarter Balanced

Smarter Balanced Assessments for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics

Students in grades three through eight and grade eleven will receive full-length summative tests for both English language arts/literacy and mathematics, with approximately seven to eight hours of total testing time for each student.

Visit the California Department of Education (CDE) California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System Web page for additional information about the Smarter Balanced Assessment System.

CAASPP Estimated Testing Times for Smarter Balanced Assessments

This table contains rough estimates of the time most students will take to complete the Smarter Balanced online assessments. This information is for scheduling purposes only, as the assessments are not timed.

Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments Parent Guides

• Grades 3-5
          English Version
          Spanish Version 

• Grades 6-8
          English Version 
          Spanish Version

• Grade 11
          English Version 
          Spanish Version
 
 

CAASPP Teacher Guide: Smarter Balanced Assessments

These guides provide grade band specific information about the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics. The guides are organized by grade span to highlight the changes in expectations as students move through the grade levels. They explain how student skills and knowledge are assessed and reported through collecting and scoring evidence. They also provide examples of the range and types of items that appear on the assessments. The Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments are part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) System.
 
Click here to be redirected to the CDE webpage for CAASPP Teacher Guides.