Smarter Balanced California (CAASPP)

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  • Practice questions: 222
  • Practice exams: 18
  • Pages of review: 11
  • Videos: 149

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Let's be real: "Smarter Balanced" sounds like something that might be found in the healthy living aisle of the supermarket, not the new cornerstone of California's assessment system. If you need help navigating SBAC assessment targets or figuring out those newfangled technology-enhanced items, we're here for you. Shmoop has Common Core-aligned assessments, practice items, and performance tasks to help you get into fighting shape for this year's SBAC tests.

What's Inside Shmoop's Online Smarter Balanced California Prep for Grade 11

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.

College Readiness

Our guide includes comprehensive SBAC prep, detailed explanations of scale scores, and recommended Shmoop resources for achieving college readiness in senior year. Senioritis, shmenioritis.

SBAC and Common Core-Aligned Items

Every assessment, performance task, and individual item in Shmoop's guide is aligned to the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium Grade 11 assessment targets. In fact, they're also all aligned to Common Core standards and Depth of Knowledge levels for good measure. Our love for alignment is infinite: you should look at our desks. (Don't look at our desks.)

Diagnostic Assessments, Performance Tasks, and Practice Questions

It can be hard out there for a student or teacher looking for SBAC practice materials, so Shmoop's guide includes one full-length assessment, one diagnostic assessment, and oodles of targeted practice problems to boot. Yes, "oodles." For those of you in the mood for some classroom bonding, we offer classroom activities and performance tasks for both English Language Arts-Literacy and Mathematics, too.

Technology-Enhanced Items

Shmoop is really into technology when we're not worrying about Skynet, so we've packed our guide to the California Smarter Balanced assessments with spanking new technology-enhanced items. In addition to multiple types of multiple-choice questions, our assessments feature drag and drop, hot spot, short text, graphic response, and equation response items.