Common Core State Standards Assessment

The Next Generation Assessments based on the Common Core State Standards are scheduled to be implemented in California in 2014-15.  Below is a schedule of implementation for the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, in which California is a governing state.

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Timeline

California's next assessments will be comprised of three major parts: Computer adaptive assessment, Performance Tasks, and Formative assessment.  See below for a graphic display of the components.

The SMARTER Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) Design

For more information about Common Core State Standards and the next generation of assessments, please visit the OCDE Common Core website:






Last Reviewed: November 2013