State Testing (SBA/WCAS)
SBA & WCAS
Smarter Balance Assessment (or SBA) and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) are Washington state exams. They measure student skill in the areas of reading, writing and math.
Grade 10 students take the Smarter Balanced Assessments in English Language Arts and Math. Grade 11 students take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science.
SBA & ASVAB Testing Dates 2023
Juanita will be offering one sitting for the ASVAB
April 4th - 7:30am-11am
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April 24th: SBA Math
April 25th: SBA ELA CAT/WCAS
All 10th graders & any 11th/12th graders needing to meet graduation pathway requirements for ELA will need to sit for both the SBA ELA CAT & PT. WCAS is for 11th graders only.
April 27th: SBA ELA PT
All 10th graders & any 11th/12th graders needing to meet graduation pathway requirements for ELA will need to sit for both the SBA ELA CAT & PT.
On designated testing days, morning buses will run at normal times for students taking the test.
For non-testing students, there will be a late bus option and we will communicate approximate pick-up times as soon as we know. School will start around 11:25, but there will be an early lunch option for students, from 10:55-11:25, on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
Please see alternate schedule for testing week below.
Please see Mr. Ivy with any questions
More Information About State Testing and Graduation Pathways
Washington public high school students take the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English Language Arts (ELA) and math in grade 10. Grade 11 students take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). Results from these assessments provide meaningful feedback and data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. In addition, the results provide data to help evaluate school-level and district-wide instructional strategies, initiatives and other programs.
The ELA and math assessments are one of the ways a student can meet a state-required “graduation pathway.”
In 2019, the Washington State Legislature provided students in the class of 2020 and beyond with multiple pathways to graduation by passing House Bill (HB) 1599. For most students, meeting standard on the state assessment will be the first pathway option available in high school. All students, regardless of which graduation pathway they intend to use, are expected to take the statewide ELA and math assessments during 10th grade and to incorporate their results in their High School and Beyond Plan.
For these reasons, we recommend that students initially plan to use the state assessment to meet the graduation pathway option requirement and take advantage of additional pathway options that are aligned with their High School and Beyond Plan as appropriate.
Full list of graduation pathway options- Class of 2022 Grad Pathways
CTE Graduation Pathways - JHS CTE Grad Pathway Options
Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA): The District will post test results into Skyward Family Access in June 2022. Both the score and a PDF of the actual test report will be available. An email to families with more information will be sent by the end of May.
WCAS (Science): Test results won’t be available until late August or September.
Once a student has completed a graduation pathway it will show on their transcript as:
Graduation Pathway MET