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Welcome to the Standardized Testing Resources and Preparation Center!

Passage of the New Mexico Standards Based Assessment, or NMSBA, is required for graduation by the New Mexico Public Education Department.  At the high school level, it is administered to Sophomores and Juniors each spring. Seniors retakes are offered each Fall.

While there are no guarantees to the format of the test, history shows that tests have mostly multiple choice questions, but may also contain editing tasks, short answer, and open ended questions. The test is not timed, and students can take as long as they need to complete.

The content areas covered are Math, Science, and Reading.

Below are links to practice problems, examples from other tests (similar to the SBA) and strategies for test-taking. Answers are included! 




TEST TAKING STRATEGIES/BEST PRACTICES:

Here are 3 sites that offer great advice on how students can ensure they get the best scores!






SAMPLE TEST ITEMS BY CONTENT AREA: