DBA (Discussion-Based Assessment) Golden Rules

Blog Contributor: Mrs. Nikki Healy

NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE. If you are a new MNPS Virtual School student and haven’t completed your first DBA (discussion-based assessment), don’t stress. DBAs are meant to support you and your learning. Review the below “DBA Golden Rules” to ensure that you have the greatest chance of success. Be sure to read the rules carefully; you’ve got this!

Rule 1: Be sure that you have completed all module assignments with, at a minimum, a 70% or greater.

Rule 2: Call on time—if the teacher does not answer, leave a message that includes your name and telephone number.

Rule 3: If you need to reschedule a DBA, be sure to cancel your appointment.

Rule 4: When completing the DBA phone call, find a quiet place with minimal distractions.

Rule 5: Have your notes ready as well as any questions that you still may have regarding the module.

Rule 6: Listen carefully to the questions being asked by the teacher.

Rule 7: Speak clearly and directly into the telephone

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