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State Testing and Standards

Smarter Balanced Assessments

Effective in the 2014-2015 school year, the new Smarter Balanced Assessment Test will be operational for students in grades 3-8 and grade 11.  The Smarter Balanced Consortium has launched a set of practice tests in both English Language Arts and Mathematics.  The practice tests are publicly available on the Smarter Balance website at as of May 29, 2013.

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To read a copy of State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson's letter regarding the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests.