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Student Achievement

Image of students learning coding in classroomIn this section of the Community Report, you will find data from two types of assessments our students take annually:

State Assessments

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) replaced No Child Left Behind (NCLB) on December 10, 2015. It is the re-authorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA). ESSA became fully operational in the 2017-2018 school year.

Assessments Administered in spring of 2017-2018

  • Smarter Balanced tests: English language arts (ELA) and math for grades 3-8 and 10
  • Washington Comprehensive Assessment in Science (WCAS) given in grades 5, 8, and 11

More information on state testing requirements can be found at:

 A complete look at our state assessment data and trends-broken down at the district and school level are available on the state's education website. Note that this link brings you to the state results. Please select "School District" from the "Organization Type" dropdown menu and then select "Issaquah School District."

Student Performance

Overall, our students significantly outperform their state and national peers, and they are making gains. In-depth reports and performance indicators are available on OSPI's Data and Analytics Reports page.

ISD's on-time (four-year) graduation rate for the Class of 2017 is 92.7%. The Class of 2016 extended (5-year) graduation rate is 94.4%. 

Assessments play a significant role in student learning and school accountability. Educators every year use in-depth analyses of the data to implement plans to support individual students and move them to higher achievement. The following year, they use the assessments to check for evidence of progress, reevaluate, and adjust their learning plans and goals accordingly.

While our students continually demonstrate their academic capabilities on standardized tests, these numbers do not begin to tell the story of the deep, exploratory learning happening in our classrooms. Success is defined and measured in many ways. Student achievement is also demonstrated through extra-curricular activities, the arts, community service, leadership, and citizenship. Our students have accomplished a lot in recent years!

OSPI Annual Report Card

Below please find PDF reports of each school's annual report card, including school-level achievement information and academic goals. Please visit OSPI's school report card site for more details, including state scores. The link will take you to the Washington State report card. To see results for an individual school, select "School" from the "Select Organization Type" dropdown menu and scroll down to Issaquah's schools.