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Test Prep

Smarter Balanced Grade 8

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These days, even the words "Common Core State Standards" can make teachers and administrators—not to mention their students—run screaming for the hills. (Or, for those of you who don't like doing cardio, at least think seriously about it.) Put away those running shoes, because our Smarter Balanced-aligned practice assessments and performance tasks will whip you and your students into shape in no time.

What's Inside Shmoop's Prep For Grade 8 Smarter Balanced Assessments

Shmoop is a labor of love from folks who are really, really into learning. Our test prep resources will help you prepare for exams with comprehensive, engaging, and frankly hilarious materials that bring the test to life. No, not like that. Put down those torches.

Smarter Balanced-Aligned Items

Every assessment item and performance task is aligned to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium assessment targets for Grade 8, and you'll know exactly which standards are met…mostly because we'll tell you. Items and tasks will also align to the Common Core State Standards, just for that extra layer of alignment.

Full-Length Practice Assessments and Performance Tasks

We've got tests on tests on tests for both Grade 8 Math and Grade 8 English Language Arts & Literacy. Our items and tasks include selected-response items, constructed-response items, technology-enhanced items, and performance tasks. Now that's what we call the complete practice test package.

Technology-Enhanced Items

We've all looked at a boring old multiple-choice question and thought, "If only I could select more than one correct answer. That would really make my day." What, just us? Our questions feature newfangled technology such as dropdown menus, drag and drop buckets, tools for graphing coordinate planes, and more. The future is officially here.

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