**PRACTICE** Access State Assessment Practice Resources here
 
 

Common Core State Standards

�.       Hot Topic: Common Core and Smarter Balanced (PDF)

�.       Your Child’s Progress (interactive digital and PDF, translations available)

�.       National PTA:

o    Video series

o    Webinar series

o    Parents' Guides to Student Success

�.       Common Core State Standards: What Parents Should Know

�.       Council for Great City Schools (available in Spanish)

o    Parent Roadmaps (PDFs)

o    Videos and public service announcements

o    Top 8 Questions Parents Ask Teachers (PDF)

�.       Common Core State Standards: A New Foundation for Student Success (video)

�.       3rd Grade Math Lesson (video)

�.       What does Common Core look like? (video lessons by grade level, available in Spanish)

Smarter Balanced Assessments

�.       Hot Topic: Common Core and Smarter Balanced (PDF)

�.       Your Child’s Progress (interactive digital and PDF, translations available)

�.       Smarter Balanced Fact Sheet for Parents (PDF)

�.       Benefits of Smarter Balanced (PDF)

�.       Achievement-Level Setting (with video)

�.       National PTA:

o    Assessments in Washington (PDF)

o    Assessment Fact Sheet (PDF)

 
 
Elementary and Middle School Spring State Assessments

This spring, all third through eighth grade students in Washington State will take an assessment called the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).  The SBA measures a student’s progress toward mastering basic skills in mathematics and English language arts.

Who Takes What

  • English Language Arts SBA: Grades 3-8 (online)
  • Mathematics SBA: Grades 3-8 (online)
  • Science MSP: Grades 5 and 8 (online)

Benefits of Taking the Test Tests

  • Teachers and staff can gain information about students’ progress toward meeting grade-level expectations and can better plan curriculum, instruction, and student placement.  
  • Students become familiar with the test and have several chances to get feedback on their performance before taking the SBA/End of Course as a graduation requirement.

Help Your Child Be Successful

  • Look for an announcement of testing days for your school and make sure your child attends school on these days.
  • Make sure your child gets plenty of sleep the night before testing and that he or she eats a nutritious breakfast on testing days.
  • Visit the Cheney School District web site and look under Parent Resources to find information that will help you prepare your child for the SBA including access to demonstrations of the online testing format.
 High School Spring State Assessments   
This spring, all eleventh grade students in Washington State will take an assessment called the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).  The SBA measures a student’s progress toward being college and career ready in mathematics and English language arts.  Students take the biology End of Course (EOC) as they complete that course, typically by the end of 10th grade.
 
For more detailed information about Graduation Requirements follow this link to Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction.
 
Tests Required for Graduation
Class of Subject Test
2014 ELA Reading AND Writing HSPE*
Math Choose 1:
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC
2015 ELA Reading AND Writing HSPE*
Math Choose 1:
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC exit exam**
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC exit exam**
Science Biology EOC++
2016 ELA Choose 1:
  • Reading AND Writing HSPE
  • Smarter Balanced ELA test (exit exam cut score)+
Math Choose 1:
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC exit exam**
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC exit exam**
  • Smarter Balanced math test (exit exam cut score)+
Science Biology EOC++
2017 & 2018 ELA Smarter Balanced ELA test (exit exam cut score)+
Math Choose 1:
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC
  • Algebra 1/Integrated Math 1 EOC exit exam**
  • Geometry/Integrated Math 2 EOC exit exam**
  • Smarter Balanced math test (exit exam cut score)+
Science Biology EOC++
2019 ELA Smarter Balanced ELA test (cut score to be determined by State Board of Education)+
Math Smarter Balanced math test (cut score to be determined by State Board of Education)+
Science Biology EOC++