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Smarter Balanced Assessment System and the Class of 2019

The Smarter Balanced Assessment system measures what students have learned in English Language Arts and math. The assessment system is aligned to Washington State Learning Standards. Smarter Balanced assessments are not timed, and testing will occur in multiple sessions. Our first session for the Class of 2018 will begin Monday, May 1. The 10th grade students in Mr. Olsen's English classes will begin then. The 10th grade students in Mrs. Martin's English classes and Ms. Pattison's English classes will begin Tuesday, May 2. All of the sophomores will have ample time during the next two weeks to take the English Language Arts and math tests. If sophomore students need more time to complete the tests, additional time will be provided.

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End-of-Course Exams

End-of-Course (EOC) exams in math and biology allow students in grades 9-12 to be tested on the knowledge and skills they’ve gained from taking specific courses. They are different from tests like Smarter Balanced, which are comprehensive and assess overall content-area knowledge.

EOCs are administered twice per year and the last three weeks of the course semester. Each school determines its own testing schedule.

Students who have attempted an EOC in the past, but did not meet standard should plan to take the appropriate EOC at the end of this semester. The Algebra EOC will be Monday, February 2. The Geometry EOC will be Tuesday, February 3. The Biology EOC will be Wednesday, February 4.

All make-up testing will be held in the Library~Media Center and begin at 8:20 A.M. each day. Students should bring their own calculator. Pencils and other testing materials will be provided.

If students or parents have any questions, please contact your student's counselor.