SBAC Tech & Equipment

  • Because the SBAC is a computer-based online assessment, schools need to ensure they have sufficient capacity to administer the system. Resources are available here to help district and school technology coordinators evaluate their technology readiness and prepare for the SBAC.

    Equipment & Peripherals

    Devices used for SBAC testing must include peripheral equipment noted below. All devices must be prepared with the secure browser from the SBAC.  Schools and technology departments must be aware of the current secure browser version and keep it updated as soon as a new version is released.

    Desktop Computers
    Headphones for audio components

    iPads and Tablets
    Keyboards (wired keyboards are preferable to Bluetooth)
    Headphones for audio components

    Laptops and Chromebooks
    Pointing devices (mice)
    Headphones for audio components


    Secure Web Browser Download
    SBAC Secure System Resources
    Diagnostic & Preparation Tools
    SBAC Bandwidth Check Tool
    SBAC Technology Calculator
    SBAC Technology Readiness Tool
    SBAC Technology Requirements