The Smarter Balanced (SBAC) Field Test will begin in the beginning of May. To help prepare, students can take both the Practice and Training Tests online as many times as they want. Visit Smarter Balanced Student Portal to use the practice tests. In addition, the California Department of Education has created a video for middle school students. The video introduces students to the Field Test and explain the significant contribution they will make in helping to create the operational tests for 2014–15. Middle schools students can watch the video here.