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Smarter Balanced

A reminder that students in grades 3 through 8 and high school will be taking state assessments this spring to measure English language arts (ELA), mathematics and science proficiency.  

We encourage students, families and staff to keep these assessments in perspective and to remember that state tests are only one benchmark. Your child’s teachers are the best resource for a complete picture of your child’s academic proficiency.

Testing for all grade levels will occur on these days: April 16, 17, 23 & 24 (ELA). May 1, 2, 7 & 8 (Math).  Grade 8 students will take a State Science test on May 14. Students will test from 9:15am-11:15am on these days.

As with any day of important learning, a good night’s sleep and a healthy breakfast are an essential part of every school day. We recommend parents and guardians talk to their child about their learning and school day and keep things in perspective (and not overemphasize the test). 

For more information, talk with your child’s teacher or counselor.