Every spring our third, fourth, and fifth graders participate in state-wide assessments called the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA). The assessments will begin in April. The schedule is as follows:

5th Grade: April 19, 20, 23, 24; May 24, 29 June 4, 5
4th Grade: April 25, 30; May 1, 2, 22, 23
3rd Grade: May 7, 8, 9, 10, 30, 31

Many students and families feel anxious about testing and test results. Please remember the SBA test results are just one piece of information that helps to inform teachers about student performance in English. We encourage families to talk with students about doing their best but not overemphasizing the importance of one assessment (getting plenty of sleep and eating a healthy breakfast also support students). Remember to recognize all of the positive progress and growth your student has made during the entire school year. 

Healthy snacks are provided for students to help fuel their minds during these rigorous tests. If you would like to help contribute please signup here.