State Testing

Information on annual state testing

Testing dates for the 2017-2018 School Year:

Grade TestDate
Grade 3 SBA ELA May 8, 2018
May 9, 2018
May 10, 2018
SBA Math May 22, 2018
May 23, 2018
Grade 4SBA ELAMay 1, 2018
SBA ELAMay 2, 2018
SBA ELAMay 3, 2018
SBA MathMay 29, 2018
May 30, 2018
Grade 5SBA ELAMay 8, 2018
SBA ELAMay 9, 2018
SBA ELA
May 10, 2018
WCAS Science May 18, 2018
SBA MathMay 22, 2018
SBA MathMay 23, 2018


















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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