During the month of May, Discovery High School will be hosting the Smarter Balance Assessments (SBA) in three content areas: Science, English-Language Arts (ELA) and Math

  • Science – Tuesday, May 7th (11th graders only)
  • ELA – Tuesday, May 14th and Thursday, May 16th – Must test both days
  • Math – Tuesday, May 21st and Thursday, May 23rd – Must test both days

We will begin testing in Period 2, at 08:55. It is essential that our testers arrive ready to test. Students will be excused from their regular classes to allow focus on testing.

The spring test rosters include 10th graders—who will take the tests for the first (and, hopefully, last) time—and our 11th and 12th grade students who’ve yet to succeed. Students must take these assessments to qualify for high school graduation.

We have been preparing for this endeavor all year, across content areas. We continue to practice in the test platform. Additional practice can be found online here. We encourage parents to get familiar with the format.