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DESMOS

Desmos is the calculator that will be used on the SBAC test. 

6th Grade: Basic Calculator

7 & 8th Grade: Scientific Calculator

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Smarter Balanced (SBAC - Math)

what is Sbac?

what is on the test?

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium is the creator of summative, end-of-year exams in English and Mathematics. SBAC - Math is part of the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress (CAASPP) system. The SBAC - Math is taken every year between 3rd - 8th grade, and once in High School (11th grade). Click the links to see more about the SCIENCE and ENGLISH portions of test. 

The SBAC - Math focuses on four claims: Concept & Procedures, Problem Solving, Communicating Reasoning, and Modeling and Data Analysis. Although the test is untimed (students can take as long as they need) it is expected to take approximately three hours to finish; two for the Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) and one for the Performance Task (PT).

For more detailed information about what specifically is on the exam please look through the tables below, explore some of the SAMPLE ITEMS, or read through the entire testing BLUEPRINT.

6th Grade Testing Breakdown

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7th grade testing breakdown

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8th grade testing breakdown

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