Naval Avenue Early Learning Center

October, 2021

State Testing update

Dear Naval Families


Last spring’s Smarter Balanced and Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) testing were postponed to fall 2021 as the state prioritized critical in-person instruction time for the benefit of students, families, and district staff.


Next month many students will take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in Math and English Language Arts in 4th and 5th grade.


The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction submitted and had approved a testing waiver to postpone these annual assessments until this fall. This waiver also allows us to significantly shorten the assessments to maximize student learning time. Students will only spend a short amount of time on each subject test. More details on the state’s fall testing plan may be found here.

The results from these abbreviated assessments provide a picture of students' academic achievement based on previous learning. For example, 4th-grade students will be given the 3rd grade assessments (that they would normally have taken in the spring). Knowing your student’s achievement level (1 through 4) will provide an important piece of information as the school year progresses. Teachers will use this information to plan lessons and units to build on student strengths.

Your student’s teacher will be able to provide more information about your student’s skills in ELA, math, and science. We will have access to preliminary SBA and WCAS test scores a few days after students complete the online tests.

All Washington students will return to the typical annual assessment schedule by completing the spring administration covering this year’s content in May or June.

For more information about the 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/.

Sincerely,


John Welsh

Principal

Naval Avenue Early Learning Center

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October 5th 2021 Picture Day!

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Bremerton School District Non-Discrimination Statement


The Bremerton School District does not discriminate in any programs or activities on the basis of sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following employee(s) has been designated to handle questions and complaints of alleged discrimination: Garth Steedman, at 360.473.1031, email garth.steedman@bremertonschools.org or the Section 504 Coordinator, John Welsh, at 360.473.4400, email john.welsh@bremertonschools.org. Mailing address: 134 Marion Avenue North, Bremerton, WA 98312.