Washington State Assessments of Student Learning
(in short, state testing)
When is the required state testing this year?
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?
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?
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