State Testing Information

WSLP Student Expectation: In addition, all students will participate in all district and state assessments.

WSLP Learning Coach Expectation: In addition, they will be sure their student is present on the required dates and times for district and state assessments.

5th & 8th Grade Science: All (blended and remote)

All 8th grade students - Wednesday, 4/27 - 9:30 - 11:30

All 5th grade students - Wednesday, 5/4 - 9:30 - 11:30

This spring all FULL REMOTE and BLENDED students in grades 3–8 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment or Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) tests in math and English language arts.

All Students in grades 5 & 8 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 this school year.

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

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All Blended and Remote Students Should Bring the Following on their testing days:

Charged Chromebook

Water bottle

Book to read

Sharpened pencils


student reading passage on chromebook


water bottle


young student reading book

Book to read

many sharpened pencils

Sharp pencil

pink headphones

Head phones

Face Mask (Optional)

Snack (Optional)

Lunch - Students can bring a sack lunch or order lunch at school

Additional Information for all students:

  • Please let your child know that they will have ample time to complete the test. We have planned for an extended period to allow students the ability to take the time needed to do their best on the state assessment.

  • Cell phones and smart watches cannot be near students during the assessment. It would be helpful if they leave the phone and/or watch with you before they arrive on campus. If there is a need to reach you, we will contact you while they are here.

  • Although masks are optional and no longer required, we will continue to follow the CDC guidelines for schools, including distancing and sanitzer use.

Resources for Student Success

Click on links below to help you and your student become familiar with the assessment and learn how to be prepared for a successful experience.

greatschools site link
smarter balanced student centered accessibility site link
Ready washington site link
state testing frequently asked questions site link
starting smart/ smarter balanced washington site link