Data & Assessment
SBAC Tools & Resources
District Plan for 2016-17 Summative Assessment
This sample district plan outlines preparation activities for the 2016-17 SBAC Summative Assessment. Tasks for administrators, technology staff, teachers, and students are specified. The sample plan is available as a Word or PDF file.
Test Operations Management System Pre Administration Guide for CAASPP Testing
The Test Operations Management System Pre Administration Guide for CAASPP is the official resource to prepare for 2016-17 CAASPP Assessments. Chapters include: (1) Adding and Managing Users , (2) Passwords, Access, and Logon, (3) Test Administration Setup (PDF) and (4) Reports. Access the guide here.
SBAC Claims, Targets & Standards
The Riverside County Office of Education created guides to help educators better understand the content for grades 3-8 and high school. The English language arts and mathematics guides for each grade level provide information on claims, targets, and standards; they also share information on the types of questions and depth of knowledge that will be assessed by the SBAC tests.
English Language Arts
How Long Do the Smarter Balanced Assessments Take?
The amount of time individual students need to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments depends on the grade level, content area, and type of items.
2017 SBAC Scheduling Estimator
The Scheduling Estimator is an Excel spreadsheet that is designed to assist schools in planning the number of test sessions required for the 2017 SBAC Summative assessments. Once the number of sessions per student is determined, the estimator calculates the number of days needed to test all students in the school based on the computer access areas available. Download the 2017 Scheduling Estimator (xls).
Protecting the privacy of students is a both a legal and moral responsibility. SBAC collects a minimum amount of student information in order to maintain the assessment system, but has established clear policies about data collection, data reporting, data security, and protecting student-level information. Learn more…
Technical Support: Equipment, Browsers, etc.
Because the SBAC is a computer-based online assessment, schools need to ensure they have sufficient capacity to administer the system. SCOE has compiled support resources to help district and school technology coordinators evaluate their technology readiness and prepare for the 2017SBAC Summative Assessments. Learn more
- Rick Phelan, Director, Technology for Learners