Standardized Testing in Our School District.Information about student performance on state assessments, teacher qualifications, and school population demographics is available at OSPI’s District Report Card site.
Building Level Assessment
These are team driven assessments used to screen students for targeted services such as reading and math support, English language learner services or highly capable services. They also allow the teams to monitor student progress towards targeted learning goals.
State Level Assessment
WaKIDS (Washington WaKIDS (Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills)
State Developed Assessments
Smarter Balanced Testing
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science
World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA)
We strongly discourage parents/guardians from excluding their child(ren) from the state assessments. Some of the critical consequences if students do not take the Smarter Balanced Assessments include:
If you still desire to exclude your child from testing, please complete our Test Refusal Form Test Refusal Form and return it to your child's school office. Please be aware that your child is expected to attend school during the testing window and participate in alternative learning activities at the teacher's discretion. If you have any questions, please contact your child's school administrator or counselor.
- Teachers and staff lack full information about the instructional needs of students who do not take the Smarter Balanced Assessments, which could lead to some students not receiving all the instructional support they might need to be successful later in school.
- Our school district is deprived of the opportunity to fully analyze the district's performance in the core content areas of English language arts and mathematics.
- Students who do not take the Smarter Balanced Assessment prior to high school will not have had the opportunity to practice and get feedback before taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment as a graduation requirement.
- Students in the class of 2019 and later who do not meet standard on the High School Smarter Balanced Assessment will need a graduation pathway alternative to graduate.