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 6 - May 15, 2020

SBAC Results

  • The 2018-19 SBAC ELA/Math results are expected in September/October 2019.

    The District is waiting on the state to provide the Student Score Reports (SSRs).

    Once received, the SSRs will be sent home with students in November or can be obtained via the Aeries Parent Portal.

    This is the last time reports will be sent home with students.

SBAC Parent Resources

  • CAASPP Student Score Reports (SSRs) will be sent home with students in September/October.  This is the last time reports will be sent home with students. The cover letter for the SSRs is translated below:




    To view a sample SSR, visit the Starting Smarter website and select the ELA & Math option.

Online Test Prep Resources