New Mexico SBA Help & Support

This Help & Support page provides all the information you need to keep up to date with New Mexico testing activities.

Important Dates

Winter 2018 DTC Training Registration

Week One of DTC trainings is complete. The registration site continues open for the upcoming week 2 of winter 2018 DTC trainings. If you missed week one of DTC trainings, please be sure to register for one of the trainings that is most convenient for you in week two. Remember that: District offices are only allowed to send up to three representatives per district, and BIE, State-Supported, and State Charter Schools are only allowed to send up to two representatives per school.

NOTE: Due to new PED policy on state charters and meeting space limitations, any additional participants will not be accommodated.

Winter 2018 DTC Training Make-up Webinar

Winter 2018 DTC Trainings Make-up Webinar
January 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm MST

Event Password: This event does not require a password.

Event number/Access code: 278 101 612

Winter 2018 DTC Training Online Evaluations

PED and Measured Progress will appreciate it if you can take a few moments from your busy schedule to complete this survey. PED will be examining closely each of the surveys’ responses and feedback in order to improve further details.

Note: Upon completion of the survey online, you will receive a certificate of completion.


Spring 2018 Science SBA CBT Key Dates

Online Portal opens for 2018
January 22
Science SBA creating/modifying user accounts, downloading upgraded kiosk, practice testing.

CBT Practice Testing with Demo Students
January 22 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm EST

CBT Practice Testing with web browser
January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm MST

CBT Practice Testing with Kiosk practice test link
January 22 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm MST
Launch the kiosk from a student test device, click on the practice test link on the sign-in screen, then enter the same user name and password used to access the browser-based tests.

Portal re-opens
February 19
Students available in the Portal for editing rosters, adding accommodations, and creating classes.

Bulk file operations are disabled
March 5 @ 8:00 am - March 30 @ 5:00 pm MST
(Bulk user account upload and download, bulk accommodation file upload and download, bulk class creation upload.)

Additional Science SBA Online Tech Reminders

Important notes for Information Technology Coordinators

  • New kiosks are required for the 2018 spring test administration. Download windows and Mac kiosk from the online portal and iPad and Chromebook apps directly from the appropriate app store. You do not need to uninstall previous versions of the kiosk before installing the spring 2018 version.

Important notes for Chromebook users

  • If you use managed Chromebooks, you must ensure local user data is not erased. To change or confirm this setting, go to the Device Management menu, then the Chrome Management menu Device Settings section, scroll to the User Data (Erase all local user info, settings, and state after each sign-out) field, select Do not erase all local data from the drop-down list. This will ensure student responses are saved in a secure location on the Chromebook in the event the Chromebook loses its network connection. See page 27 in the Spring 2018 Kiosk Installation Guide for more details.
  • When launching the SBA kiosk on a Chromebook, students should not log into the Chromebook. Students should launch the SBA kiosk directly from the app tray at the bottom of the log-in screen. See page 8 of the Spring 2018 Test Administrator’s Technology Guide for more details.
  • We strongly encourage Chromebook users to disable device auto updates during the test administration window to prevent potential interruptions during student testing. See page 31 in the Spring 2018 Kiosk Installation Guide for more details.

Spring 2018 Science SBA CBT Training Webinar

Spring 2018 Science SBA CBT Training Webinar
February 5 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm MST
Provides a more in-depth look at the Science SBA online testing platform, technical requirements, processes and features. Everyone is welcome!

Spring 2018 Spanish Reading SBA

Initial Ordering Window – PBT only
January 2 @ 8:00 am - February 9 @ 5:00 pm MST
(Materials ordered in this window will be delivered by April 2)

SBA Purchase Orders and Invoicing

As in past years, districts are responsible for a portion of the cost for SBA testing. However, districts’ per student cost has decreased under the new SBA contract as follows:

  • CBT: $10.41 per test submitted for scoring
  • PBT: $18.49 per answer booklet returned for scoring