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Smarter Balanced Testing Resources


Practice and Training Tests The Practice and Training Tests mirror the types of items students will see on the upcoming Common Core assessment.  

Sample items and Performance Task Samples  The samples include nearly 50 assessment items and performance tasks, including examples of technology-enhanced items that take advantage of computer-based testing. In addition, sample performance tasks showcase the extended classroom-based activities students will experience as part of the Smarter Balanced assessment system.  


Practice Test How-To Screen Shots (updated 1.30.2014)

Step-by-Step Student Directions for SBAC Practice Test (updated 2.24.2014)

Smarter Balanced Question Types

Smarter Balanced Technology Enhanced Items Overview

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Contact Info:

294 Green Valley Road

Watsonville, CA 95076

Telephone: 831 786-2100

Fax: 831 728-4288



Dorma Baker


Telephone: 831 786-2135

Fax: 831 761-6010


Board of Trustees

Willie Yahiro, President, Area 4 (tel: 831 728-1237)

Kim De Serpa, VP/Clerk, Area 1 (tel: 831 588-7388)


Leslie DeRose, Area 5 (tel: 831 332-6053)

 Dr. Lupe Rivas, Area 2 (tel: 831 247-2148)

Maria Orozco, Area 6 (tel: 831 254-1532)

Karen Osmundson, Area 3 (tel: 831 539-1008)

Jeff Ursino, Area 7, (tel: 831 254-4562)



Elementary Education


Ylda Nogueda

Assistant Superintendent

Tel: 831 786-2133

Fax: 831 761-0334


Elementary Schools:


Ann Soldo




HA Hyde

Hall District



Mar Vista

Mintie White



Rio Del Mar




Charter Schools:

Alianza Charter



Federal and State Programs


Secondary Education


Murry Schekman

Assistant Superintendent

Tel: 831 786-2395

Fax: 831 728-6284

Secondary Schools:

Aptos High

Pajaro Valley High

Watsonville High

Aptos Jr. High

Cesar E. Chavez

E.A. Hall


Pajaro Middle

Rolling Hills


Alternative Education:

New School

Renaissance High School


Charter Schools:


Academic Vocational Charter Institute

Ceiba Preparatory Academy

Linscott Charter School

Pacific Coast Charter School

Watsonville Charter School of the Arts


Watsonville/Aptos Adult Education 


Student Services:

Child Welfare and Attendance

Extended Learning

Healthy Start


Human Resources

Sharon Roddick

Assistant Superintendent

Tel: 831 786-2145

Fax: 831 761-6018


Ian MacGregor, Director, Certificated


Pam Shanks, Director, Classified








Business Services, Risk & Safety


Brett McFadden

Chief Business Officer

Tel: 831 786-2140

Fax: 831 728-8160



Construction, Facilities, Maitenance & Operations

Finance (Accounting, Payroll, Benefits)

Food Services





For complete contact information for each of the school sites and departments, please click HERE to view the District Organization Chart.