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Smarter Balanced Test Scores

What are Smarter Balanced Scores?

Smarter Balanced is a career and college readiness assessment given in the high schools. The scores from this test may be used to place students into math and English classes who are either:

  1. Admitted and enrolling in the academic year immediately following high school graduation
  2. Enrolling in dual-credit courses as high school seniors

How is my placement determined by Smarter Balanced Scores?

Please see the chart below to determine your class placement based on your Smarter Balanced scores:

Agreement on the use of the Smarter Balanced career and college readiness assessment for placement in Washington community and technical colleges
SBAC Assessement
MATH
SVC Mathematics Placement Options
(Available Based on Score)
SBAC Assessment
ENGLISH
SVC English Placement Options
(Available Based on Score)
LEVEL 4
2718+
MATH 107: Math in Society
MATH 146: Intro to Stats
MATH 141: Precalculus I
LEVEL 4
2681+
ENGL& 101: English Composition I
ENGL 170: Professional and Technical Communication (only for Prof-Tech programs)
LEVEL 3
2628 - 2717
MATH 107: Math in Society
MATH 146: Intro to Stats
MATH 141: Precalculus I*

(* MATH 141 contingent on a B or better in a calculus pathway class in the senior year of high school. Must see completed high school transcript to place in this class.)
LEVEL 3
2583 - 2681
ENGL& 101: English Composition I
ENGL 170: Professional and Technical Communication (only for Prof-Tech programs)
LEVEL 2
2543 - 2627
MATH 107: Math in Society*
MATH 146: Intro to Stats*

(*MATH 107 or 146 contingent on a B or better in the statewide math college readiness/transition course or through COMPASS test. Must see completed high school transcript or Accuplacer scores to place in this class.)
LEVEL 2
2493-2582
ENGL& 101: English Composition I*
ENGL 170: Professional and Technical Communication* (only for Prof-Tech programs)

(*ENGL 101 or 170 contingent on a B or better in a statewide English senior year college readiness/transition course or through COMPASS Test. Must see completed high school transcript or Accuplacer scores to place in these classes.)
LEVEL 1
<2543
Smarter Balanced Scores cannot be used to determine placement. Please see other SVC placement options. LEVEL 1
<2492
Smarter Balanced Scores cannot be used to determine placement. Please see other SVC placement options.