State Testing

Fall Smarter Balanced Assessment 

This fall public schools in Washington State are required to administer state assessments in English Language Arts (ELA), Mathematics, and Science.  Students will take a shortened version of the test they would have taken last spring, had state testing occurred.  For our school this means...

4th grade students will take the 3rd grade Math and ELA Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). 

5th grade students will take the 4th grade Math and ELA SBA  


Our school will administer these state assessments according to the following schedule: 


5th Grade

Oct 19 - Math CAT
Oct 20 - ELA CAT

4th Grade

Oct 21 - Math CAT
Oct 22 - ELA CAT


Cognitive Abilities Test Screener (CogAT) - Kindergarten - Nov 2nd - Nov 4th

Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) - 2nd Grade - Jan 11th - Jan 21st

Spring Smarter Balanced Assessment - April - June (Dates TBD)

More information on the Issaquah School District assessment testing

Please note these dates to ensure that your child is present, had breakfast and is on time on each testing date. Any student arriving after testing has begun cannot 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.