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 multistate consortia awarded funding from the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop an assessment system aligned to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in English language arts/literacy and mathematics that are designed to help prepare all students to graduate high school college-and-career-ready.
Practice Test & Sample/Performance Tasks
The sample items and tasks can be viewed by grade band (grades 3-5, 6-8, and high school) or content focus. They showcase the variety of item types- including technology-enhanced items and performance tasks- that will be included in the Smarter Balanced assessment system.