Sonoma County Office of Education

SBAC: Tools & Resources

SBAC Tools & Resources

How Long Do the Smarter Balanced Assessments Take?
The amount of time individual students need to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments depends on the grade level, content area, and type of items.

SBAC estimator

Student Privacy
Protecting the privacy of students is a both a legal and moral responsibility. SBAC collects a minimum amount of student information in order to maintain the assessment system, but has established clear policies about data collection, data reporting, data security, and protecting student-level information. Learn more…

Technical Support: Equipment, Browsers, etc.
Because the SBAC is a computer-based online assessment, schools need to ensure they have sufficient capacity to administer the system. Technology requirements and information are outlined at Learn more…

Leilan, Student
"I like Amarosa because there's a much smaller student count and so teachers can be one-on-one with you. They can actually help you and be one-on-one with you while the class is doing something else. I feel like that's a huge game-changer." - Leilan, Student