These estimates do not account for any time needed to start devices, load secure
browsers, and log in students. Nor do they account for breaks.
The assessments are comprised of two components (tests) for ELA and mathematics:
a computer adaptive test (CAT) and a performance task (PT).
Smarter Balanced recommends that students take the CAT and PT items on separate days. For
each content area, Smarter Balanced also recommends that students begin with the CAT items and then the PT.
The CAST Assessment (Science) for grades 5, 8 and 10 will take between one and two hours.