Smarter Balanced Assessment
MANDATORY ~ GRADE 11
The Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in mathematics and English Language Arts/Literacy (ELA) are aligned to the Hawaii Common Core Standards, and designed to measure whether students are "on track" for readiness in college and/or career. SBA replaced the Hawaii State Assessment in math and reading. These are mandatory assessments given to students in grades 3-8 and 11.
For students, SBA offers:
- More complex problems and challenge them to support their answers with explanations and evidence.
- The ability to mark test items for review, take notes on a digital notepad, use calculators and other tools in certain sections, and also pause the test.