Smarter Balanced

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SBAC Tech Skills
There are several technology skills necessary to be successful on the Smarter Balanced (CCSS) testing for students.

To understand the fundamental technology operational skills needed to complete the SBAC, please review:

SBAC: Tech Skills Checklist

These lessons focus on fostering the fundamental technology operational skills needed to be successful on the SBAC testing. These skills are divided into four general topics:

  • Keyboarding
  • Mouse Skills
  • Navigation
  • Drag & Drop

Lesson Suggestions
Below you will find directions for implementing lessons to support students as they practice and demonstrate technology skills needed to be successful on the Smarter Balanced Assessment.

Click below to go to the page for your grade with lesson links:
Grade K     Grade 1-2       Grade 3-4      Grade 5-6

Each CCSS Tech Skills lesson should be 20 minutes in length (K-1) and 30 minutes in length for (2-6) for an additional 10 minutes for keyboarding practice.

Use the Lesson Suggestions links to manage each lesson and focus on ONE tech skill per lesson (beginning in 3rd grade, teachers can focus on one skill plus typing).

Each lesson includes:

  • Modeling tech skill to large group
  • Reviewing guiding questions for each lesson
  • Independent practice for each skill*
  • Checking for understanding
    * Whenever possible lesson activities are aligned with ELA and/or Math CCSS

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