Testing Assessments

Smarter Balanced Assessments - CANCELLED FOR THE 2019-2020 SCHOOL YEAR

The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is a system of assessments aligned to Washington state standards in English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and mathematics for grades 3-5. If you have a 3rd, 4th or 5th grader, please be aware that we will be testing in May. It is essential that all students who are taking the SBA attend school these days. Please make doctor appointments on other days or before or after school. Your help in making sure your child is attending school well-rested, healthy, and fed on these days is appreciated.


The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a K–12 test assessing students’ learned reasoning abilities in the three areas: verbal, nonverbal and quantitative. The CogAT is often used in admissions decisions for accelerated school programs. The CogAT is given to all first graders in November.

Learn more about the state assessments on the district website.