State Testing Information

This fall all FULL REMOTE and BLENDED students in grades 4–8 will take the Smarter Balanced or Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) tests in math and English language arts. Students in grade 6 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) or the WA-AIM science test. These tests are a brief check-in on student learning from school year 20/21.

All testing will be completed in person at Home Choice Academy.

Last spring’s Smarter Balanced and WCAS testing were postponed to fall as we prioritized critical instructional time for the benefit of students, families, and district staff. A shorter version of the state assessments were created this fall to ensure that students and teachers would have as much time as possible at the start of school year 2021–22 to establish relationships, routines, and activities.

6th Grade Science: All (blended and remote) 6th grade students will be taking the Science assessment on Wednesday, October 20 from 9 am - 12 pm . Student drop off is 8:50 - 9:00 AM

All Blended and Remote Students Should Bring the Following:

Charged Chromebook

Water bottle with water

Book to read

Sharpened pencil


Wear a Face Mask



Book to read

Sharp pencil

Head phone

Additional Information for all students:

  • Please let your child know that they will have the 2.5 hours so they can take the time needed to do their best on this state assessment.

  • Cell phones can not be near students during the 2.5 hours. It would be helpful if they leave the phone with you before they arrive on campus. If there is a need to reach you, we will contact you while they are here.

  • Masks are required, social distancing will be expected and hand sanitizer will be used on entering the building.

SBA Family Letter.pdf
SBA Family Early Release Letter.pdf

Remote Student Drop-Off/Pick Up Information

DROP OFF: Plan on dropping off your student between 12:45 and 12:55 so that they can get to their testing classroom on time.

PICK UP: Plan on picking up your student at 3:30. Follow these instructions on lining up for pick up.