State Testing Information

Written Student Learning Plan  - All students will participate in all district and state assessments. 

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

This spring all students in grades 3–8 will take the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Math and English Language Arts. 

All Students in grades 5 & 8 will also take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS). 

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.

You will receive updates via email -Please check your inboxes frequently- 

If you do not receive a notification of your student's assessments dates and times, please contact the school. 

5th & 8th Grade SCIENCE: 

All Students (blended and remote)

All 5th and 8th grade BLENDED students -  April 11th and 12th in Class

Axford's 5th and Ampersand's 8th grade REMOTE students - April 11th 9 AM - 12 PM

Fox's 8th  grade REMOTE students - April 11th In-Person from 12:20 - 3:30

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

student reading passage on chromebook

Fully Charged Chromebook


many sharpened pencils

Sharpened  pencil 

pink headphones

Head phones

young student reading book

Book to read or something quiet to work on when they have completed the Smarter Balanced Assessment and others are continuing to work.  Student will not be allowed to use their Chromebook when they have completed the assessment.  


Students can bring a lunch or order lunch at school.

School breakfast and lunch is FREE

Additional Information for all students: 

Resources for Families and Students 

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