What is the SBAC test?
If your child is enrolled in Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD), and is in grades 3-11, come this May, they will be taking the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments (SBAC) for English Language Arts/Literacy and Mathematics. This test has a tendency to raise anxiety in children and is almost certain to have a technological glitch along the way.
Here are some things that you should know.
The SBAC is administered on an iPad or Laptop
- There is a listening component with headphones, and your child will be expected to TYPE their responses.
The test is untimed
- Technology glitches occur, this will not limit the time your child can spend on the test.
Testing will span multiple days
- Make sure your child is well rested and on time to school. Remember how you feel when you are 10 minutes late to work.
Practice material is available online
- Go to https://practice.smarterbalanced.org/student/
- The website is not always straightforward, to have one of our trained teachers practice with your child in the comfort of your, feel free to contact us (818)850-6284
Failing to prepare is preparing to fail
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