The Smarter Balanced Practice and Training Tests are available to schools and districts for practice and training purposes, professional development activities, and for discussions with parents, policymakers, and other interested stakeholders.
The Practice/Training Test system will be unavailable on the following dates:
|Practice/Training Test Downtime|
|Saturday, May 17 – Sunday, May 18, 2014|
Calculators are available for students to preview and practice with outside of the testing environment.
Practice Test performance task writing rubrics are available under Resources and Documentation.
Scoring guides for the Smarter Balanced Practice Test are available under Resources and Documentation.
Note that some braille tests have a separate scoring guide, but the general scoring guide is applicable to all other accommodations and any braille test for which an independent scoring guide is not posted.
The Practice and Training Tests can be taken on any Internet-connected computer using a current Web browser including:
To experience the text-to-speech functionality, the Secure Browser application is required.
To administer a braille test, access the TA Practice Site.
See Resources and Documentation for supporting materials related to the Practice and Training Tests, including information about other devices supported for testing.