Smarter Balanced Assessment Support
You will find practice tests, tutorials for equation editors and calculators, and other resources.
For practice tests,
click on Students.
When you are ready to give the real assessments or check online reporting,
click on Test Administrators.
Practice and Training Tests
Students, teachers and parents can access the practice and training tests anytime in several ways.
Teachers can also get to this training site by clicking the Test Administrator button. Then click Training site.
Equation Editor Tool (for math testing)
Students really need to practice using the equation tool on the test. An equation editor tutorial is now available for students who want instruction in how to use the equation editor prior to participating in the Smarter Balanced mathematics assessment. There is a link to this tutorial on the Student page of the OAKS portal, under the links to sample calculators. To directly access this tutorial, click here.
Calculator Practice (for grades 6-11)
Help students feel comfortable with the online calculators they will use on the SBAC assessments. IF A CALCULATOR MAY BE USED, students will see a calculator icon at the top of the page. Here is a link to practice using the calculators in your instruction. (practice calculators) (For Guidance on which items students may use a calculator, please see the Content Specifications for your grade band.)
Scheduling Time for Testing
Please refer to page 39 in the Test Administration Manual for recommended times for testing. These are guidelines.
Check out the SBAC Test Blueprints for Math and ELA expectations (number of items, level of DOK, targets, claims) for the summative test.
Check out the rules or specifications that are to create the math test. Scroll down to page 30 to see the targets listed for each grade.
SBAC Test Rubrics and More Samples
Math and ELA Click here for samples at each grade level with scores, targets, claims, and answers. Rubrics and classroom activities for samples can be found here as well.
Log on the OAKS website – www.oaks.k12.or.us.
Click on the Test Administrators button.
Click the TIDE button.
On the next screen, click, "Forgot Your Password?”
Enter your email address and click the Next button.
A temporary password will be sent to your email account from OAKS.
Please login and change your temporary password to fully activate your account.
***If you get the error message, “There are no questions configured for you" when attempting to reset your OAKS password you will need to email the OAKS helpdesk at OAKS.helpDesk@air.org or call them at 1-866-509-6257 to have them reset your password.