There are a variety of state testing requirements that are different for the various graduation years.
If you would like more information about SBA Testing, please visit the Smarter Balanced website.
This website also includes the following helpful resources:
If you are a Junior or Senior who has attempted the tests at least once or transferred from out of state or a private school in the Junior year or later, you may be eligible to submit a graduation assessment alternative.
The most common alternative that students at Skyline access is using a qualifying SAT / ACT Score. Juniors or Seniors in the Class of 2018-2020 may submit an official score report to their counselor or Alanah Baron:
|Graduation Assessment Requirement||SAT with Essay (March 2016 or later)||SAT (March 2016 or later)||ACT with Writing||ACT (no writing)|
|English Language Arts||410||N/A||14||N/A|
- Sometimes students provide a qualifying IB or AP test or even a similar out of state graduation required test score. For more information about what tests can be submitted you can visit the OSPI College Admission/AP/IB Test Alternatives page.
- These official score reports should also be submitted to your counselor or Alicia Mitchell, who will verify whether it can be used as a graduation alternative.
SMARTER BALANCED ELA: Given to all 10th Graders (class of 2022) and any 11th or 12th graders still needing to test in the Spring test session, Tuesday May 26, 2020 and Wednesday May 27, 2020 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Students will take a computer-based ELA exam this year.
SMARTER BALANCED MATH: Given to all 10th Graders (class of 2022) and any 11th or 12th graders still needing to test in the Spring test session, Thursday, May 28, 2020 starting at 8:00 a.m.
Students will take a computer-based Math exam this year.
Information about Common Core Standards
Information about Smarter Balanced Assessment on District Website
WCAS: Based on Next Generation Science Standards -- Science Assessment: (required for Class of 2019 and beyond) completed in the Junior year and will be held on Friday, May 29, 2020.
11th graders will take a computer-based WCAS Science exam this year. More information can be found on the OSPI Washington State Science and Learning Standards page.
TESTING RE-TAKE DATES: offered for students who are unable to test on the scheduled date due to excused absence or illness. Re-takes will be held for ELA, Math, and WCAS (combined on the following dates beginning at 8:00: Tuesday, June 2, 2020 and Wednesday, June 3, 2020. Students testing on these dates will miss their regularly scheduled classes. their absence will be excused.
WHAT ARE THE BELL SCHEDULES FOR TESTING DAYS?
State Testing Bell Schedules (tba)
HOW DO YOU FIND OUT YOUR STATE TESTING SCORES?
The Smarter Balanced Assessment score reports from the Fall Retakes have been released by the state of Washington. Your child’s scores are current in Family Access. Although this information is available in Family Access, if you would like a paper copy, they are available for pick up. Students or parents may stop into our main office to request a score report from our Dean of Students, Mr. Gai.
- Log in to Student or Family Access.
- On the left menu, select "Test Scores".
- A list of all standardized test scores will be listed. A summary of the state testing scores for Washington State graduation purposes will be under the selection "GDWa-GraduateofWA". Click on "Show Scores."
- If a student has met the requirement, it will say "Yes" under the subject column (see circled areas below). The example shows a student that has met all four state testing requirements. Under "Section: Tests", there is a summary of the number of attempts for each type of test and the highest score met so far. A 400 is a standard passing score for Reading, Math, and Science. A 17 is a standard passing score for Writing. The various score levels can be found at the OSPI Scale Scores: State Assessments page.
As a brand new feature, you can now access the Individual Student Report results (this more detailed overview of your student’s score) starting with the Fall Smarter Balanced Testing. It can be viewed in Family Access by choosing the Portfolio tab and then the Fall 2017 SBA ELA (English Language Arts) or Math tab. The reports will be available online for the current school year. Parents are encouraged to print the reports prior to June.
Although this information is available in Family Access, if you would like a paper copy, they are also available for pick up until June as well. Students or parents may stop into our main office to request a score report from our Dean of Students, Mr. Gai. This is the same form that can now be accessed in the Portfolio tab of Family Access and offers a more detailed score report.
Questions about state testing requirements can be directed to Assistant Principal Alanah Baron.