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
- SBAC Practice Test
- Schedule a live tutoring session- With Eric Layton or any of our math teachers
- Watch our helpful videos- Video 1, Video 2, Video 3, Video 4
- Scored- Algebra Work Sample– DEMO Video– 40 min
- Scored- Geometry WorkSample–
- Scored-Statistics Work Sample
Preparing for ELA Testing
- SBAC Practice Test
- ELA Resource Set
- Writing Workshop videos to prepare for the 11th grade writing assessment (iPad Friendly version)
- Writing Scoring Guide
Other Testing (Non SBAC subjects and tests)
- 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.
We recommend all 10th grade students wanting to attend a 4 year university attempt the PSAT their 10th grade year in high school. Students should inquire about registration for the PSAT at their local high school.
We recommend ALL students who plan on attending a 4 year university to take the SAT/ACT test in the fall/winter of their junior year of high school. To take the test you sign up with the SAT/ACT programs and take at the closest testing facility. You will need our CEEB numbers below to participate:
BWA CEEB- 380055
BEC CEEB- 380061
CLEP testing is a great way to boost college credits and gain a jump start on your future! CLEP testing allows students who feel they have already mastered concepts to take a final exam to test out of college courses. The courses are run by the College Board, the same organization that doe the SAT exam.