Assessments

2021/2022 Smart Balanced Testing Schedule will look at little different this year. 

Students in 4th and 5th grade will take the SBAC in the fall.  This test window is an extension of the Spring 2021 window.  That means that 5th graders will test on 4th grade material and 4th graders will test on 3rd grade material. 

Students in 3rd, 4th and 5th grade will take the SBAC in the spring, as usual.  The material on this test will be for their current grade.

 

Spring is the time of year when our schools administer state required assessments.  These assessments are used for state and federal accountability, to monitor student progress toward grade level standards, as well as an option for high school students to meet their Graduation Pathways requirement. The English/Language Arts (ELA) and Math Smarter Balanced Assessments are administered in grades 3 through 8 and 10, while the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) is administered in grades 5, 8, and 11. 

​Arrowhead will begin testing on May 9th.  Use this schedule to see when your student's class will be testing. As we want each student to perform at their best, we encourage students to get good sleep and nutrition during these times. It is also important for families to minimize student absences during the testing schedule. If you know your student will be absent during testing, let your student's teacher note know as soon as possible.

Make sure your student brings a fully charged Chromebook to school every day they are testing.

If you have any questions about your student’s spring assessments or schedules, please feel free to contact â€‹their teacher or the testing coordinator, Amy Smith, asmith@nsd.org.