About The State Test

Each spring, students in grades 3-8 take a state test in math and English language arts to measure progress with grade-level skills. The state test is one of several measures, including report card grades, classwork, and teacher feedback, that together give you a more complete picture of your child’s academic progress.


The GreatSchools Test Guide for Parents explains the English and math skills your child is expected to learn in each grade. It also provides simple ways you can help your child at home!

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A Family Guide to Success

What do my child’s results mean and how will they be used? What if my child did well on his or her report card last year, but not as well on the state test? Our Family Guide answers these questions and more!

How can you help your child overcome test nerves? By looking at the practice test and knowing what to expect.

View Smarter Balanced practice tests here.

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