• Middle school
     
    In grades 6 - 8, we use the i-Ready assessment in reading and math as our benchmark. Students complete the assessments in their classrooms during an assessment window. The purpose is to inform teachers about gaps in student learning. This helps identify next steps in classroom instruction and supports student growth.
     
    The assessments shown below are required for the 2019 - 2020 school year. Use the links to view detailed information about each type.
     
    Name  Who requires Subject area Time to complete Times per year
    i-Ready Diagnostic district Reading and Mathematics 45 minutes Three times
    Smarter Balanced federal and state English language arts and mathematics up to 4 hours for ELA and 3 hours for mathematics  Once
    Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) (grade 8 only)
    federal and state  Science  120 minutes  Once