Assessment Information

Each spring, Washington State students are assessed in English Language Arts (ELA),math and science. In the 2014-15 school year, the state transitioned to the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). Students in grades 3-8 will take the SBA in ELA and math, 5th and 8th grade students will take the Measurement of Student Progress (MSP) in science, 10th grade students will take the 11th Grade SBA ELA, and 11th grade students will take the SBA in ELA and math. Students in Algebra and Geometry will take the End of Course (EOC) exit exam, and students in Biology, and all 10th grade students whether or not they are enrolled in Biology, will take the EOC exam. For more information on state testing, please visit the Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program.

In addition to the state assessments, Arlington Public Schools assesses students in all grades for screening, diagnostics, progress monitoring and benchmarking. The District Assessment Map is a listing of all the assessments given to students throughout the school year.

If you would like more information or have any questions, please contact:

Kari Henderson-Burke
Executive Director of Teaching & Learning

Evelyn Modahl
Executive Assistant