Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC)

  • The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is an online summative assessment that utilizes computer-adaptive testing and performance tasks to track progress toward mastery of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for English Language Arts (ELA) and Math across multiple states.


    Assembly Bill (AB) 484 requires most students in grades 3-8 and 11 to take the SBAC as part of the statewide
    CA Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) testing program.

    The following student groups are exempt from all or part of the SBAC Summative test: 

    1 - English Language Learners (ELLs) in a US school for less than 1 year will not take the ELA test. They only take math.
    2 - Students with severe cognitive disabilities, as documented in their Individualized Education Plan (IEP), will not take the ELA or math tests.

SBAC Test Window

  • Schools are required to complete SBAC testing during these dates:


    April 5 - May 14, 2021

SBAC Results

  • Due to the unprecedented circumstances surrounding Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), the California Department of Education (CDE) suspended all statewide testing. No SBAC results will be available for the 2019-2020 school year.

Online Test Prep Resources