Testing Assessments


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.

Smarter Balanced Assessments

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.

3rd Grade ELA   Mon, May 4  Wed, May 6        Thurs, May 7
3rd Grade Math    Mon, May 18  Tues, May 19  
4th/5th Grade ELA  Mon, May 11  Tues, May 12  Thurs, May 14
4th/5th Grade Math  Thurs, May 28     Fri, May 29  
5th Grade Science  Tues, May 19    


Learn more about the state assessments on the district website.