‘NWEA is a research-based, not-for-profit organization that supports students and educators worldwide by creating assessment solutions that precisely measure growth and proficiency—and provide insights to help tailor instruction. For 40 years, NWEA has developed Pre-K–12 assessments and professional learning offerings to help advance all students along their optimal learning paths. Our tools are trusted by educators in more than 9,500 schools, districts, and education agencies in 145 countries.’
With new state standards, students are working harder, thinking more critically, and applying their learning to the real world. To measure these new standards, educators have worked together to develop new, high-quality tests in English and math for grades 3–8 and high school.
Practice Tests- Choose the correct grade level and practice test that you and your student would like to view.
Scoring Guides- Get the answers to Practice Test questions in these downloadable PDFs by grade and subject.
Sample Questions- The sample questions provides examples of test questions used on Smarter Balanced assessments in English language arts / literacy and math. Teachers, parents, students, administrators, and policymakers can experience these test items just as students encounter them. These samples are not intended to be used as practice tests, but educators can use them to better understand how Smarter Balanced measures college- and career-ready content.