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Communications For Teachers

Additional Links

Practice and Training Tests

Accesses both the Practice and Training Tests portal. The Practice Tests provide students with grade-specific testing experiences that are similar in structure and format to the Summative Assessments. The Training Tests provide students with the opportunity to quickly become familiar with the software and interface features.

Instructional Uses for Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests

Assists teachers with integrating assessment strategies and technology skills from the Practice and Training Tests into daily classroom instruction.

Resource Search

A searchable site that houses a collection of resources to support the implementation of the Common Core State Standards.

Keyboard Commands for Students

Provides keyboard commands students and teachers can use to navigate between test elements, features, and tools.

Smarter Balanced Resources

Test blueprints, initial achievement level descriptors and college content-readiness policy, accessibility and accommodation information, Common Core State Standards, presentations, frequently asked questions, and fact sheets.