These assessments are required by the state to make schools accountable for student academic performance.
- Students in Grades 3-8 and 10 take the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBAC) in English language arts and mathematics. These tests are aligned to the Common Core State Standards. Students must attempt to pass the assessments given in high school to fulfill state graduation requirements.
- Students in Grades 5, 8 and 11 take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). These tests are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards. Students must attempt to pass the assessment given in high school to fulfill state graduation requirements.
- Students receiving English learner services must take an annual English language proficiency test adopted from the World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment (WIDA).
- All students in Grades K-2 are required to be screened for dyslexia. Kindergarteners are screened in January. First and second graders are screened in the second half of September. The i-Ready Reading program will be used for testing.