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SchoolCity Testing

If you are a student, here is access to your SchoolCity assessment.

Grade Level SBAC Claim Information

English Language Arts

Grade 3 (PDF)

Grade 4 (PDF)

Grade 5 (PDF)

Grade 6 (PDF)

Grade 7 (PDF)

Grade 8 (PDF)


Grade 3 (PDF)

Grade 4 (PDF)

Grade 5 (PDF)

Grade 6 (PDF)

Grade 7 (PDF)

Grade 8 (PDF)

SBAC Teacher Guides

Find out more information about the SBAC test design and the kinds of tasks your students will be asked to complete.

Making SBAC Scores Count - Informing our Instruction

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is comprised of claims and targets that can be used together to make statements about student achievement.

The claim is a broad statement that will outline the outcomes that are achieved with mastery of the standards within it.  Within each claim are a variety of assessment targets that further clarify the knowledge and specific skills that cross over a cluster of standards.   

English Language Arts:

Claim 1, Reading: Students can read closely and analytically to comprehend a range of increasingly complex literary and informational texts. 

Claim 2, Writing: Students can produce effect and well-grounded writing for a range of purposes and audiences.

Claim 3, Speaking & Listening: Students can employ effective speaking and listening skills for a range of purposes and audiences.

Claim 4, Research: Students can engage in research/inquiry to investigate topics and to analyze, integrate, and present information.


Claim 1, Concepts & Procedures: Students can explain and apply mathematical concepts and interpret and carry out mathematical procedures with precision and fluency. 

Claim 2, Problem Solving: Students can solve a range of complex well-posed problems in pure and applied mathematics, making productive use of knowledge and problem solving strategies.

Claim 3, Communicating Reasoning: Students can clearly and precisely construct viable arguments to support their own reasoning and to critique the reasoning of others.

Claim 4, Modeling & Data Analysis: Students can analyze complex, real-world scenarios and can construct and use mathematical models to interpret and solve problems.

Purpose of Assessment Cycles from the CA ELA/ELD Framework

Purpose of Assessment Cycles from the CA ELA/ELD Framework

What does research tell us about effective assessment?

Seven Strategies - Assessment for Learning

from Jan Chappius

Where am I going?

1. Provide students with a clear and understandable vision of the learning target.

2. Use examples and models of strong and weak work.

Where am I now?

3. Offer regular descriptive feedback.

4. Teach students to self-assess and set goals.

How can I close the gap?

5. Design lessons to focus on one learning target or aspect of quality at a time.

6. Teach students focused revision.

7. Engage students in self-reflection, and let them keep track of and share their learning.

SBAC Practice Test

Students who feel more confident with the format of the assessment will have a better chance to demonstrate their learning when taking the test. 

Access the SBAC Practice and Training Tests

SBAC Student Video

The CDE produced a Video to help students understand more about the upcoming SBAC assessment.