Archive | June, 2013

Smarter Balanced Practice Test Released

3 Jun

Please see the updated information below from NH’s Director of Educational Technology and Online Learning below

Click the picture below to visit the practice test site for the Smarter Balanced Assessment.  Available nearly two years before the assessment system is implemented in the 2014-15 school year, the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests allow teachers, students, parents, and other interested parties to experience the features of online testing and gain insight into how Smarter Balanced will assess students’ mastery of the Common Core.

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Important Information from Stan Freeda:

A little more about those Practice Tests….they will not work on Internet Explorer browsers.

The Practice Tests provide a preview of the types of questions that will be featured in the summative assessment beginning in 2014-15, including selected-response items, constructed-response items, technology-enhanced items, and performance tasks—extended activities that challenge students to apply their knowledge and skills to respond to real-world problems. The Practice Tests are freely available on the Smarter Balanced website.  Before attempting a practice test, it is important to note that these practice tests will only function on supported browsers, depending on the operating system of your device.  Most notably, these tests will not function using the Internet Explorer browser.  A list of supported browsers and operating systems is given at  Please communicate this information to your teachers and students in your school communities as soon as you can to avoid unnecessary confusion and errors.

Read the entire article on the ET News blog at:


Stan Freeda

Educational Technology and Online Learning

NH Department of Education

101 Pleasant Street   Concord, NH   03301



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