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State Assessments


This spring, your student will take the Smarter Balanced tests in math and/or English language arts. These test results are used for state and federal accountability, as well as for assessment graduation requirements. Your 11th grade student will take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) for federal accountability.

This is the fourth year our state will administer the Smarter Balanced tests and the first year for the WCAS. The results from the Smarter Balanced tests will provide a more accurate picture of whether students across the state are on track to be ready for a career or college. Knowing your student’s achievement level (1 through 4) will help him or her choose which courses to take next year to help prepare for career and college success. We will work with your student to make sure his or her course choices fit their goals for life. Our school will have access to the Smarter Balanced test scores a few weeks after students complete the online tests, but the WCAS results will not be available until August.

ACES High School is scheduled to take the SBA ELA this month. All 10th graders, and 11th and 12th graders who have not yet passed, will be taking this assessment.  10th graders will test with Tom Miranda during class time on       April 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th. 11th graders will be testing with Sabrina Richmond on May 11th and the 18th. Our counselor Kristen Kowalski will coordinate with 12th graders who need to take the assessment.

Our school is scheduled to take the SBA Math during the week of May 21-25th.  All students who have not yet met standard on the Math assessment will be taking the test.