Smarter Balanced Assessment





A student may be exempted from taking the Smarter Balanced tests in the following three situations:

  1. If the student is taking the CAAs.
  2. If the student has been designated as an English learner and entered a U.S. school less than 12 months from the middle of the selected testing window. (This exemption applies to the ELA portion of the Smarter Balanced Summative Assessment.)
  3. If the parent has expressed in writing that his or her student should be excluded from taking the summative assessments.