Briarwood Testing Dates

Please note these dates to ensure that your child is present, had breakfast and is on time for the appropriate testing. Any student arriving after testing has begun will not be admitted to class until testing has completed for that day. Students may not be dismissed from class during testing for any reason other than illness. In addition, vacation requests will not be approved during the testing window.

We would appreciate your consideration of these testing dates as you make medical appointments and/or vacation plans.

Briarwood Assessment Calendar 2021-2022

Iowa AssessmentGrade 2March 8th - 17th
CogAT/TTCT Kindergarten ScreenerKindergartenNovember 2 - 4th
CogAT/TTCTGrade 2January 11th - 14th 
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) - Fall WindowGrade 4/5/Sci TechOctober 21st - 26th 
Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) - Spring WindowGrade 3/4/5/Sci TechMarch 7th - June 3rd
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)Grade 5/Sci TechApril 11th - June 3rd


For more information about Assessment in the Issaquah School District, visit their Assessment page.

SBA Assessment Schedule 2021-2022 (more information to come)

Grade LevelDateDayTest
3rd GradeSpringSpring3 ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
 SpringSpring3 ELA Performance Task (PT)
 SpringSpring3 Math Performance Task (PT)
 SpringSpring3 Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)



4th GradeSpringSpring4 ELA Performance Task (PT)
 Oct. 21Thursday4 ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
 SpringSpring4 Math Performance Task (PT)
 Oct. 26Tuesday4 Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)


4th/5thScience Technology

SpringSpring4/5 Sci/Tech ELA Performance Task (PT)
 Oct. 21Thursday4/5 Sci/Tech ELA  Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
4/5 Sci/Tech Math Performance Task (PT)
 Oct. 26Tuesday4/5 Sci/Tech Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
5 Sci/Tech Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)



5th GradeSpring
5 ELA Performance Task (PT)
 Oct. 21Thursday5 ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
5 Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT)
 Oct. 26Tuesday5 Math Performance Task (PT)
5 Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)



Estimated Testing Lengths:

  • Fall ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) - 60/75 min
  • Fall Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) - 60/75
  • Spring ELA Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) – 90 minutes
  • Spring Math Computer Adaptive Test (CAT) – 90 minutes
  • ELA Performance Task (PT) – 120 minutes
  • Math Performance Task (PT) – 60 minutes
  • Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) – 90 minutes

Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) Information

What is the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)? Washington State adopted the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for curriculum and will implement the Smarter Balanced assessment for grades 3-5 statewide. CCSS have increased the rigor for our students.

Where can I find more information or practice tests?

When are Grades 3-5 testing? The testing window at Briarwood is from April 15 - May 24. Your child's classroom teacher will be sending out their individual testing dates when they become available.

I received my what? Visit the Great Schools website to learn more about what your child's test scores mean