• Measuring Student Progress and Achievement 

    Student assessment in the Pasco School District provides clear measurments of student learning and meaningful data to inform teacher instruction. The assessments listed under the state assessments column are mandated by Washington State and require all school districts within the state to implement. The assessments listed under the district assessments column are the assessments the Pasco School District implements to measure student learning throughout the school year. For questions regarding assessment, please contact Director of Assessment Shellie Hatch, or District Assessment Supervisor Enid Flynn.

     

      Assessment


  • Washington State Assessments 

     

    State assessments are used to show families how their children are progressing toward college and career readiness and mastery level of the state's learning standards.

    Smarter Balanced Assessment for ELA & Math (SBA) & Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)

    Spring 2021 SBA & WCAS Tests postoned to Fall 2021

    The Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) is the state assessment in math and English language arts. Students in grades 3-8 and grade 10 will take the SBA in math and English language arts. Tests are usually taken between mid-March and early June. Students are not timed and the test is taken online. Individual Student Reports (ISR) for families are expected to be available February 2022.  These reports will indicate the overall level the student achieved (1-4) on the condensed Fall assessment but will not inculde a scale score or specific claim/domain level information assessed within each content.   

     

    Spring 2022 SBA,WCAS, & WA-AIM Alternate Testing Windows: 

    The testing schedule pictured below is a window of time the state and federal required assessments can be administered.  Your child's school will communicate with you the specific dates within this window they will be testing.  For more information regarding state and federal testing requirements, please visit OSPIs State Testing webpage: Click Here

     

      

    WA Kids 

    The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life.

    Three Components

    1. Family connection welcomes families into the Washington K-12 system as partners in their child’s education.
    2. Whole-child assessment helps kindergarten teachers learn about the skills and strengths of the children in their classrooms so they can meet the needs of each child.
    3. Early learning collaboration aligns practices of early learning professionals and kindergarten teachers to support smooth transitions for children.

     

    Multilingual Learners 

    Title III of the Every Student Succeeds Act requires states to assess the English language proficiency of students receiving English language development (ELD) services at school. Washington State uses the  WIDA consortium assessments to measure English proficiency for these students. WIDA assessments were developed by a consortium of states that use the WIDA English Language Development Standards Framework, 2020 Edition. Washington State began administering the WIDA ACESS as the annual assessment in the 2021-22 school year. The WIDA ACCESS assessment measures students’ English language proficiency, both knowledge and skills, in reading, listening, writing, and speaking. Results from this test determine if students are eligible to continue receiving ELD services.

    For additional information regarding the WIDA consortium please visit the consortium's website(link is external): Click Here

     

    The testing schedule pictured below is a window of time the state and federal required assessments can be administered.  Your child's school will communicate with you the specific dates within this window they will be testing.  For more information regarding state and federal testing requirements, please visit OSPIs State Testing webpage: Click Here

     

     

    Practice and Family Resources for State Testing: 

    Student and Family Resources: Click Here

    Practice and Training Tests: Click Here


     

    For more information regarding state testing in Washington- Click Here


  • District Assessments

     

    The STAR 360 assessments are used by the Pasco School District to measure learning in early literacy, reading, mathematics. All students in grades K-8 are tested in the fall, winter, and spring to measure growth.  

    For more information regarding STAR Assessments- click here 

    Video Tutorial to assist families and students in accessing the STAR assessments during Distance Learning- Click Here


PSD District and State Required Testing Calendar

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