The Online Hawaii State Science Assessments will measure students' attainment of only the knowledge and skills found in the Hawaii Content and Performance Standards III (HCPS III). These assessments will be administered to all public and public charter school students in grades 4 and 8.
The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (Smarter Balanced) is one of two multi-state consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010. The Smarter Balanced Assessment is aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts and mathematics. It is designed to help ensure that all students graduate high school college- and career-ready.
Practice Test & Sample/Performance Tasks
Sample items and tasks can be viewed by grade (3-5, 6-8, and high school) or content focus. They showcase the variety of item types that will be included in the Smarter Balanced assessment system.