The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) is a multistate consortium working collaboratively to develop a student assessment system aligned with a common core of academic content standards for the English Language arts/literacy and mathematics. This assessment is computer based and contains a variety of question types. There are multiple choice questions (some requiring one or multiple responses), constructed responses (a paragraph consisting of a topic sentence, three supporting details and a closing sentence), drag and drop activities and essay responses (multi-paragraph). This was our first year of full implementation of the SBAC assessment with reception of baseline scores during the summer of 2015.
For more information on SBAC testing, visit the Smarter Balanced Website at Smarter Balanced.org