Smarter Balanced (SBAC) and NECAP Assessments. Students in grades three, four, and five participate in the annual Smarter Balanced assessment. SBAC is administered in the spring of the year to test those skills learned up through the prior school year in reading and mathematics. The SBAC assessment is designed to measure student performance on grade level standards as determined by the Common Core State Standards.
New England Common Assessment Program (NECAP) is administered to grade four in the area of science only. NECAP is given to students in the spring of each year.
The standardized assessments are only one measure of a student’s performance. We encourage parents to consider all assessment information, including especially the information provided in parent conferences to get a broader picture of student progress.