Important Testing Dates & Information

Assessment Windows

Smarter Balanced: March 27-June 7

Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS – grade 5): April 15-May 24

 

Considerations

  • Spring Break is April 8th – 12th
  • Fasting for Passover is April 18th for firstborn sons.
  • Ramadan is May 5th-June 4th. Students may be fasting sun up to sun down during this time.  Our thought is to have fifth grade finish testing before Ramadan.  Older students are more likely to fast.  Also, for students who do fast, starting testing first thing in the morning will likely be better.
  • We cannot test on Friday, May 3rd because the testing system will be down.
  • Last year, Apollo started later (May 1st). This made for stressful make-ups, but gave teachers longer to teach curriculum.
  • Memorial Day is May 27th
  • As mentioned already, make-ups were challenging.
    • Start testing first thing in the morning before specialists (unless specialists are first thing in the morning). Waiting to begin testing until later can cause testing to take longer because we run into lunch and recesses. 
      • Concern: It takes a while to log in all the students.
      • Addressing this concern: When students take the training test, require them to go through the login process so that on day of testing, logging in will go faster.
    • Students who are absent or who need to complete a test can test with another grade level. For example, a fifth grader who was absent can test with a fourth grade class. 
      • Consideration: The directions will need to be read separately to the fifth grade student and there will need to be an additional testing computer and space for the student.

 

Testing Window

5th Grade:

ELA PT 5

 ELA CAT 5

Math CAT 5

Math PT 5

WCAS G

5-10

5-9

5-13

5-14

5-2

 

4th Grade:

ELA PT 4

 ELA CAT 4

Math CAT 4

Math PT 4

4-30

4-29

5-6

5-7

 

3rd Grade:       

ELA PT 3

 ELA CAT 3

Math CAT 3

Math PT 3

5-24

5-23

5-16

5-17

 

 

For more information about Assessment in the Issaquah School District, visit the Assessment page or the Highly Capable Testing page.