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. Every device used for testing must have the secure browser external icon installed. Stable, high-speed Internet is required.

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.

Materials

2017–18 Smarter Balanced Online Summative Test Administration Manuals

Online Test Administration Manual for CAASPP Testing—Select this link to expand or collapse the list of downloadable options. (Posted 01/09/18.)

2017–18 Smarter Balanced Paper-Pencil Test Administration Manuals

Instructions:

2017–18 Other Resources

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.

Estimated Testing Times for Smarter Balanced Assessments
Content Area Grades Computer Adaptive Test items
hrs:mins
Performance Task (PT)
hrs:mins
Total
hrs:mins

English Language Arts/Literacy

3–5 1:30 2:00 3:30
6–8 1:30 2:00 3:30
11 2:00 2:00 4:00

Mathematics

3–5 1:30 1:00 2:30
6–8 2:00 1:00 3:00
11 2:00 1:30 3:30

Both

3–5 3:00 3:00 6:00
6–8 3:30 3:00 6:30
11 4:00 3:30 7:30