Free Practice Tests for the SBAC

If your state uses the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) test, these free practice questions are for you! Even though you’ve taken all the classes, extra practice before this test can help you really “show what you know!” And it’ll give you an idea of what areas may require more practice before you actually take the test.



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11th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy: Listening

English literacy not only involves reading and writing but the behaviors you exhibit when you are listening. The SBAC test assesses your ability to listen for information and to respond to questions about what you have heard, including providing an analysis of that material. Listening material is short and usually factual in nature. We’ve devoted an entire test prep section to listening even though the listening questions will appear within the English Language Arts test.

Note that we only provide multiple-choice type questions in our practice material. The actual test does use other question formats, so you will want to become familiar with those. There is more information in our study guides, and you can be sure that the content for this subject is covered thoroughly in all of our materials.

There is important information about differently formatted test items on the SBAC exam. Go here to read it as you prepare. Scroll down to “Tips and Tricks.”

11th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy: Reading

While the 11th grade SBAC test has only one English Language Arts section, we have chosen to provide practice in each of its components separately to give you the most comprehensive preparation. This section tests how well you can read, understand, and analyze written material. You will read various types of material, and you need to do so with a critical eye. Passages may be factual or literary, and you may be asked questions about structure, content, organization, and other specifics about the work. There may be more than one passage provided, and you’ll need to compare the two. The reading will reach the 11th grade level in difficulty.

Note that even though the practice questions we provide cover all concepts tested, they are only of the typical, multiple-choice variety. This type of question is included on the actual test, but there are other types, as well. See our study guides for more on other question types.

There is important information about differently formatted test items on the SBAC exam. Go here to read it while you prepare. Scroll down to “Tips and Tricks.”

11th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy: Research

How well you can use English literacy is also important, so the SBAC allots a certain number of questions to assess your ability to do research. The passages used in these questions are the type you might find in a textbook and are on a variety of topics written by a variety of authors. You’ll be required to use good research skills to prove your competency in this area when addressing this type of question in the SBAC English Language Arts test.

Many tests only use the multiple-choice question format, but this test is different. Other question types are included, so be sure you understand them by looking for more information in our study guides for this test. While we totally cover the tested content in our materials, you may need to provide your answers by other means on the actual test.

11th Grade English Language Arts and Literacy: Writing

Some questions on the SBAC English Language Arts test for the 11th grade assess how well you can write for a variety of purposes. From organization to grammar, you’ll need to show that you can write your thoughts in a coherent manner and use all of the correct English structures when doing so. Some of this will be assessed through multiple-choice questions and other parts through actual writing you do during the test. We provide this separate section of practice for the writing questions on the test so that we can adequately cover the skills you’ll need.

Find out more about the format of the questions on the actual test by consulting our study guides for each subject. The practice questions we provide here are only of the multiple-choice variety, and there will be other types on the actual test. Be assured, however, that our questions do cover the content expected to be assessed on the real test.

11th Grade Mathematics: Number and Operations

Since the SBAC 11th-grade mathematics test covers so much content, we have divided our practice materials into five sections. This one, on numbers and operations, helps you to prepare for questions that relate to our number system and working with all sorts of numbers to solve problems while following the rules that apply.

Please note that not all questions on the actual SBAC test will be in multiple-choice form like all of these practice questions. Check out our study guides for more information about question types, but be assured that we have covered the content of each subject well in all of our materials.

There is important information about differently formatted test items on the SBAC exam. Go here to read it as you prepare. Scroll down to “Tips and Tricks.”




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