This spring, your child will take the Smarter Balanced test in math and English language arts. Students in grades 5 and 8 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).
This is the fourth year our state will administer the Smarter Balanced Tests and the first year for the WCAS. The results from these tests will give a more accurate picture of whether students are on track to be ready for college or career. We apologize for any inconvenience it may cause, but had to make some scheduling fixes.
Most students will take the tests online. See below for our UPDATED TESTING SCHEDULE
|Testing Schedule 2018|
|5th Grade ELA/CAT||4th Grade ELA.CAT||3rd Grade ELA/CAT
5th Grade ELA/PT
|3rd Grade ELA/PT
4th Grade ELA/PT
|4th Grade Math CAT|
|22-May||23-May||24-May||29-May||May 29 – June 1|
|3rd Grade Math CAT
5th Grade Math CAT
|4th Grade Math PT||3rd Grade Math PT
5th Grade Math PT
|5th Grade Science||SBA Make Ups|
For more information about the Smarter Balanced tests, visit www.k12.wa.us/smarter.
To try out an online Smarter Balanced tests, visit
For more information about the WCAS, visit
To try out a WCAS training test, visit http://wa.portal.airast.org/training-tests.stml.
Please call or email Vaughn Elementary if you have questions about state testing at: 253.530.4700