SBA & HSA Testing Information

Smarter Balanced (SBA) and Hawai'i State Science Assessments (HSA)
April 19 - May 3, 2021
 

During the 2020-2021 school year, all students in grades 3–6 will take the Smarter Balanced English Language Arts (ELA)/Literacy and Mathematics Assessments and all students in grade will take the Hawai‘i State Science (NGSS) Assessments.  The SBA tests will begin on April 19, 2021.  

 
Please remember to get a full night's rest and a healthy breakfast!
The SBA consists of THREE online tests, two English Language Arts and one Math. 
It’s important that all students are present at school for ALL THREE parts.
Test Schedule
How can you help your child during testing time?  Here are some ideas:
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep – try for 8 hours – the night before.
  • Also make sure your child eats a good breakfast the morning of the test. Avoid sweet and sugary foods.
  • Please come to school on time. We want to have a nice calm start the morning of the test!
  • Encourage your child to do his or her very best! .. Persist! Keep trying!
If you have any questions regarding testing, please contact a member of our Assessment Team, School Counselors Laura Willcox (Grades 4 & 6), Tyron Kitashima (Grade 3 & 5) or Curriculum Coordinator Lori Sumajit.  Thank you! 
Access Training or Practice Tests at alohahsap.org
Click here for the  Training and Practice Tests Answer Keys