Washington State Assessments
Greetings Monroe families - Thank you for taking the time to read through and view our spring update pertaining to the upcoming Washington State Assessments. Our intention in producing this update is to provide information that you can read and/or have available as you need it across the coming weeks.
Below is an overview video, specific to our school, followed by information in a question/answer format. Additionally, far below is an earphones survey should your child want to utilize their own headphones during these state assessments.
As you have time, please take a moment to watch the video and review the below information. Should you have any questions pertaining to your child and these assessments, please contact any member of our Monroe team.
Thank you again for your partnership and support in working together to support our third, fourth, and fifth graders during this year's spring assessment window. Your time and collaboration is sincerely appreciated.
When are these assessments scheduled to occur?
Beginning with Fifth Grade on Thursday, April 28th, students will participate in assessments on a given day, each week, across this spring testing window. For predictability purposes (and to help our team appropriately schedule support services), grade levels will test on their designated day of the week.
- Third grade will test on Tuesdays: 5/3, 5/10, 5/17, 5/24
- Fourth grade will test on Wednesdays: 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 5/25
- Fifth grade will test on Thursdays: 4/28, 5/5, 5/12, 5/19, 5/26
Below is a complete schedule of dates and subject-specific assessments by grade level. Please note that 3rd grade students in Mrs. Albers' class will take their assessments on Wednesdays, instead of the listed Tuesday dates. This will allow this multi-age class to take their assessments on the same dates/times. The schedule for Mr. Gowan's class (also multi-age) is forthcoming and will be communicated to the families of his classroom.
How long are these assessments?
On testing days, we anticipate starting our assessments between 9:15am and 9:30am. Breaks are structured throughout each assessment, and should any student need extended time, they will be provided with time, space, and support.
What do these assessments mean for my child?
Please Participate - Earphones Survey
If your child has a preferred, comfortable set of headphones, they may use these during the state exams. The below surveys will help us prepare in terms of understanding if your child prefers to where their own earphones. If so, please send these to school with your child as soon as possible so that we can begin incorporating these into our instructional environment. Please note that headphones only need to have an audio plug (pictured below) as these cannot connect via Bluetooth, USB, or a different connection.