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All 6th, 7th and 8th graders will participate in the Math and English Language Arts (ELA) Washington State Smarter Balanced (SBA) assessment in May every year. Results are uploaded in Family Access (Skyward) by the following school year for families to view. For more information about state testing please go to the OSPI website.

Grading Calendar

Trimester Schedule 2022-2023

Trimester One

  • Mid-Trimester – October 12
  • End of Trimester – November 28
  • Trimester Report Card Writing – December 2
    • Early dismissal @ 10:55 a.m.

Trimester Two

  • Mid-Trimester – January 25
  • End of Trimester – March 16
  • Trimester Report Card Writing – March 16*
    • Early dismissal @ 10:55 a.m.

*Weather make-up day:
If school is closed during the school year due to inclement weather, report card writing will move to March 17th with early dismissal @ 10:55 a.m..

Trimester Three

  • Mid-Trimester – May 3
  • Trimester Report Card Writing – June 16
    • Early dismissal @ 10:55 a.m.
  • End of Trimester – June 20
  • Last day of school - June 20**
    • Early dismissal @ 10:55 a.m.

**Weather make-up days:
If school is closed during the school year due to inclement weather, March 17th will be the first make-up day. Additional school days will be added to the school calendar in June as needed.

State Testing

SBA Testing Resources

SBA Test Dates:

  • April 20 – 22: 6th grade
    • Wednesday (4/20), periods 1 and 2
    • Thursday (4/21), periods 1–3
    • Friday (4/21), periods 1–3
  • April 26 – 28: 7th & 8th grades
    • Tuesday (4/26),  periods 1–3
    • Wednesday (4/27), periods 1 and 2
    • Thursday (4/28), periods 1–3
  • April 29th: 8th grade
    • Friday (4/29), periods 1 and 2

Please make every effort to have your students in class on time for their assessments to avoid the need for make-ups.

A few things to keep in mind: 
  • If students have a district-issued laptop, the MUST bring it and the charging cord to school EACH DAY during testing and ensure it is charged in advance.
  • When possible, please try to avoid checking your student out during their testing window.
  • It is important for students to have a good night's sleep and come to school on time and well rested.
  • Students should have a paper copy of a book to read when they finish testing, no e-readers.
  • Electronics such as tablets, e-readers, smartphones, smart watches, wireless earbuds, etc. are not allowed during testing. Students must have these off and away during testing.
  • Students may use their own headphones that can be plugged in to the computer.  Wireless headphones/earbuds are prohibited during testing. If students do not have their own, one will be provided.

To prepare for Smart Balanced Assessments:

Smarter Balanced Assessment student scores will be available on Family Access.

Score interpretation information and family resources are available on the following websites: