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Seahawk Blitz joins the Muir Elementary Turkey Trot

It was all smiles and high fives at John Muir Elementary when the Seahawk Blitz joined students at the 17th Annual Turkey Trot. This event took place during lunch recesses and promotes the importance of physical fitness and activity.

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State Testing

Information on annual state testing


Smarter Balanced Tests

Subjects included in the Common Core State Standards (English language arts and math) will be assessed using the Smarter Balanced system as of the 2014-2015 school year.

In grades 3-8, students take Smarter Balanced tests and MSP for federal accountability. Student scores on these tests determine a school’s adequate yearly progress (AYP) status.


The testing window runs from March-June. Classroom teachers will notify families of specific testing dates.You can find more information on state testing on the Lake Washington School District Website.

Videos: SBA Reports for Parents

These videos contain helpful information about the Smarter Balanced Assessments. Please note that the video refers to Peter Kirk Elementary, however, the information is valid for Ben Franklin as well.

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