SBAC Assessment

The State of Oregon uses the Smarter Balance Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test to have students in grades 3-8 and grade 11 demonstrate proficiency in the areas of reading, writing, and math.  The SBAC assessment focuses on critical thinking and performance tasks to demonstrate knowledge.

Students take 4 tests: one Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) in Mathematics and English Language Arts (covers reading, listening, researching and writing) as well as a Performance Test (PT) in Mathematics and English Language Arts.  Oregon Department of Education recommends allowing 2-3 hours to complete the Math Test and 4-5 to complete the English Language Arts test.

Preparing for Math Testing

Preparing for ELA Testing

Other Testing (Non SBAC subjects and tests)

Science Test-Prep

  • Test-prep session with J. Seretan
    (This recording includes 3 separate workshops. Each is approximately 1 hour.)
    For the 5th Grade Test Prep, please listen to minute 0 to minute 59:00.
    For the 8th Grade Test Prep, please listen to minute 59:00 to minute 2:05:30.
    For the HS Grade Test Prep, please listen to minute 2:58 to the end.