Fall Testing by Grade 2021-22

Posted 9/24/2021


Dear Chief Leschi Parents & Guardians,


Due to the limited in-person time in the classroom last school year, last spring’s state testing was extended to this fall.  This extension allowed flexibility for schools and teachers to best meet student’s needs.


This October we will be completing shortened versions of these assessments to minimize the impact on student’s classroom learning time while still being able to gather important information about each student’s performance level.


The schedule below shows which grade level will be testing in October. Each grade takes the Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA) based on what grade they were in last spring.  Students will be taking the SBA in ELA and Math. Students in grades 6, 9, and 12 will also be taking the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS).


Important Upcoming Dates


Elementary Testing Schedule


  • October 26: 4th & 5th, SBA ELA
  • October 27: 4th & 5th, SBA Math


Secondary Testing Schedule


  • October 12 -14: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th, SBA ELA
  • October 13: 10th, PSAT
  • October 19: 6th through 12th, Healthy Youth Survey
  • October 26 - 27: 6th, 9th, 12th, WCAS Science
  • October 28: 11th & 12th, SAT
  • November 2 - 5: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th & 12th, SBA Math



Please email AcademicSupport@leschischools.org if you have questions about state testing.

Thank you for continuing to work with us to make sure your student is successful. We want your student to leave us with a solid foundation of skills and a future full of opportunities.





Academic Support Team


For more information about the Smarter Balanced and WCAS tests, visit: https://www.k12.wa.us/student-success/testing/state-testing-overview, and click on the name of the test.

To try out an online Smarter Balanced practice test or WCAS training test,

visit: https://wa.portal.cambiumast.com/