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Smarter Balance Field Test Replacing STAR Tests


California students will take the Smarter Balanced field test this spring in lieu of STAR tests. At the Santa Barbara Unified School District, 3rd-8th graders and 11th graders will take the new computerized tests sometime between April 7 and May 16. The trial assessment ​— ​aligned with the Common Core State Standards ​— ​is intended to “test the test,” and students will not receive scores, voiding schools’ Academic Performance Index scores this year.

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