LAUSD Schools: Smarter Balanced System Readiness Test Feb. 19

Schools will mimic operational test conditions by having a class or classes in grades 3-8 and grade 11 access the Smarter Balanced Practice Tests between the hours of 9:00-11:00 a.m. Schools should plan to access the Practice Tests at anytime during this two-hour period.

This will not only give us a chance to test operational conditions, but will also give our students and staff the opportunity to access the Practice Tests before Smarter Balanced testing this spring.

Schools will also be asked to complete a survey by Feb. 20 to report any issues. Click here to access the survey and provide feedback from the day so we can prepare for the actual testing dates.

School Resources:
As school sites prepare for the system readiness test on Feb. 19 -- and the assessments in general -- here are some resources to help support you and your staff:

Step-by-Step Guides:

Principal Toolkit:

Online Tutorials:
  • Click here for the Device Setup Guide – Staff
  • Click here for a tutorial on the Practice Test – Parents/Students/Staff

Support Phone Numbers:
  • For assistance with technology-related issues please contact the ITD Help Desk at 323-224-2450.
  • For assistance with Smarter Balanced or the Practice Test please contact the Student Testing Branch at 213-241-4104.

Reference Guide:
  • See REF-6451, District-wide System Readiness Test For Smarter Balanced Assessments, for more information


Thank you for all that you do to prepare our students for the transition to Common Core and these new assessments. Together, we are raising the bar and providing our students the education they deserve. Source: Office of Data and Accountability