Fall Smarter Balanced Test Scores Available Now

Scores for students who completed Smarter Balanced assessments in fall 2021 are now available through Skyward Family Access. Washington uses the Smarter Balanced tests to measure English language arts (ELA) and math proficiency in grades three through eight and ten. These tests and score results meet state and federal requirements.

Families can access scores by logging in to Skyward Family Access, then clicking Portfolio on the bottom left of their screen, from there look for 2021 Fall SBA Scores. Families can also follow these instructions.

State tests provide a snapshot of how your student performed during testing. They are not indicators of classroom performance. A combination of classroom performance and state test score results provide a picture of your student’s skills and knowledge. If you have concerns about your student’s testing performance, please talk with your student’s teacher(s).

We pay close attention to state test score results. These results provide additional information about students to help improve instruction and guide students’ learning needs. The following links have information for families about state testing and learning standards.

If you would like to request a paper copy of your student’s test scores, please complete this online form.

Sharing Budget Feedback

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about our budget priorities by answering this question, “As we plan for the next school year, what are the most important things we should consider in order to support all of our students?”

Themes from budget feedback included:

  • Staff compensation
  • Mental health/wellness support for students and staff
  • Need for more substitutes
  • Requests for small class sizes
  • Support for Special Education students and staff
  • Staffing needs and support
  • Learning opportunities for students
  • Support for student technology

Some comments that were shared included:

“Mental health services. There is a huge gap between the availability of and the need for this service. Access at school would reduce absences as well.”

“Staffing so that we have small class sizes. In addition, we need staff to cover absent teachers. We need subs! Oftentimes staff are pulled from their regular assignment to cover classes. This really disrupts the learning.”

“Continue to provide a safe learning environment and an excellent education opportunity for the students by providing classes that are challenging. I hear too often that kids do not feel challenged and are bored and therefore find high school is too easy.”

We will use this feedback as we continue to process our budget proposal for next school year. We will keep you informed as our process continues.

Last Chance to Nominate for Annual Awards

We are accepting online nominations for the Annual Awards until 5 p.m. Friday, April 29. We are excited to celebrate the exceptional contributions of our staff and volunteers through our Annual Awards! You can learn more about each award and the Annual Awards process on our website.

Award categories:

  • Better Together Award
  • Community Builder Award
  • Early Childhood Champion
  • Innovative and Inspiring Educator Award
  • Outstanding Service Award
  • Volunteer or Community Partner of the Year Award

It only takes a few minutes to recognize someone for going above and beyond this school year. Help us highlight the outstanding staff and volunteers who fill the halls of our schools everyday!