Assessments 2020-21Our Students will take a variety of assessments this year.
STAR is a standardized test for the assessment of Reading and Math. It is an adaptive, computerized assessment taken a minimum of three times a year.STAR testing can be used in grades 1 through 12 to monitor student reading and math achievement. The software scores the student immediately and produces printable reports for teachers and administrators. Teachers are then able to meet student learning needs using these results.
The STAR Reading test is a 20-minute assessment that provides an approximate measure of student reading levels. The STAR Math test is a 20-minute test that provides an approximate measure of student math levels.
Agencies unaffiliated with STAR have assessed the tests and declared them to be technically sound. STAR was awarded the Best Reading Software award by eSchool News in 2006. STAR tests are a product of the company Renaissance Learning.
English Language Proficiency Assessment 21 (ELPA 21) - Students in State Bilingual Program are given this annual assessment in February to monitor English language development.
State testing - Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). SBA assesses reading, writng and math. http://www.smarterbalanced.org/
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) for all 8th grade students - http://k12.wa.us/Science/Assessments.aspx
*At this time we have been told that Washington State will proceed with state testing. We will update this message if there are any changes.