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The SBAC Math test is one of two sections appearing on the SBAC exam. Understanding the test—its structure, content, and question types—is a necessary factor in the preparation process. Just as all the SBAC forms of assessments adhere to the Common Core Standards, the SBAC Mathematics summative assessment does the same. The Summative SBACs are given to students in elementary school years, carry through junior high years, and are given a final time in grade 11. Exposure to SBAC practice tests throughout these years is key to ensuring success on the SBAC Math test as well as the SBAC test as a whole.
To adhere to the Common Core Standards, the SBAC board of educators designed a list of content claims and target claims that guide each test question. Understanding these content claims and targets is another component that can positively influence your child's results on the SBAC Math test.
The general SBAC math claim requires students to show mathematical progress toward college readiness and future careers. By 11th grade, the content claim states that students must demonstrate college and career readiness IN mathematics.
There are four target claims that indicate content claim achievement:
In order to ensure that your child reaches these content claims and targets, it is important that he or she is exposed to an adequate amount of SBAC practice tests and sets aside enough preparation time. For topnotch SBAC practice and more information about navigating the SBAC testing process, visit our SBAC Practice page.
There are two methods utilized in test administration:
The CAT administers the same number of questions to all students. However, the difficulty level of the questions depends on the students' responses. This means that test questions will increase in difficulty as students progressively answer questions correctly, or decrease in difficulty as they answer questions incorrectly.
Each grade has its own breakdown of test items that correspond to the SBAC's content claims. Additionally, each test item has its own target benchmarks that students are meant to reach. The lists below detail the areas of study distributed throughout the test items per grade.
Grade  Subject 

3rd Grade 

4th Grade 

5th Grade 

6th8th Grade 

11th Grade* 

*Results of SBAC tests in 11th grade are meant to portray if a student has reached the benchmarks necessary for college courses and career choices. The level of complexity across test items increases significantly in 11th grade.
The SBAC Math test sets forth a demanding request of mathematical skill and knowledge making practice and time a crucial factor in proper preparation. To receive proper exposure and practice, visit our SBAC Practice Test page.
A total SBAC mathematics score is calculated, essentially weighing composites based on the student’s performance across the four domainspecific claims. The total mathematics score is vertically scaled across grades. The math score is then factored into a scale score, which reports the raw score of both SBAC Math and ELA tests. The scale score is then converted into achievement levels, which rank student performance from Level 1 to Level 4. Visit our SBAC Practice page to learn more.
Because the SBAC tests are detailed and use technologically advanced testing methods, it is important that your child get proper exposure and practice for all sections of the SBAC tests. No matter which level of the SBAC your child might be taking this year, TestPrepOnline is here to help. With TestPrepOnline’s SBAC practice tests for 3rd–5th grade, 6th–8th grade, and 11th grade, your child will receive topnotch and authentic practice tests that will ensure his or her success on test day.
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