Jordan will test 6th-grade students this week and 7th- and 8th-grade students next week. This new system of academic tests has replaced the Standardized Testing and Reporting (STAR) tests from previous years. This year's field test will assess student aptitude in English Language Arts and math. If you would like to familiarize yourself with the new tests, please visit http://sbac.portal.airast.org and select "Practice and Training Tests." Afterwards, please feel free to take the "Smarter Balanced Practice Test User Survey." As always, if you have more questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Diana Wilmot, our Director of Research, Evaluation, and Assessment at (650) 833-4223 or firstname.lastname@example.org.