Washington State Assessments of Student Learning
(in short, state testing)
When is the required state testing this year?
The Smarter Balanced Assessment will be given to students in grades 3-5 at Wolfle and 5th grade students in science. This assessment will be given this spring. Dates to be determined soon.
What is the Smarter Balanced Test?
The Smarter Balanced has been developed to asses the Common Core State Standards in math and English language arts, which State Superintendent Randy Dorn adopted in 2011. These assessments are relatively new. Scores for individual students, schools, or districts will be available in the summer. Families should encourage their children to do their best, get plenty of rest and have a healthy breakfast.
Like the MSP, the Smarter Balanced test assesses how well students have mastered the state expectations for student learning. Students in all three grades will be tested in math and English language arts,and fifith graders will take the science portion of the MSP.
How Can I Learn More about State Testing?
The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has a website that can answer many of your questions about the MSP and the Smarter Balanced Assessment. To connect to that site, click on the following link: http://www.k12.wa.us/assessment.