SBA is a Powerful Tool in Measuring Progress
The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is a powerful tool to allow students, parents, and teachers in developing an action plan to respond to a student’s individual needs. The SBA allows proper placement of high-achieving scholars in more rigorous studies as well as responding quickly to gaps scholars may have in meeting state standards. Ultimately, the goal of these assessments is to ensure students will be college-and-career ready by the time they graduate.
See below for a video on why Decatur High School student-scholar Elizabeth Min is deciding to take the Smarter Balanced Assessment:
See what other students around the region are saying about Smarter Balanced testing: