Return to Headlines

Common Core Practice Tests

On May 29, Smarter Balanced released a set of Practice Tests in ELA and mathematics for each of grades three through eight and grade eleven. The Practices Tests are publicly available, and no secure login or browser is required. The purpose of the Practice Tests is to provide students, parents, teachers, school administrators, and the public the opportunity to experience features of online testing and help schools prepare for the implementation of the Smarter Balanced assessments. Further information and a link to the Practice Tests are available on the CDE Smarter Balanced Web page at