We check your child’s progress in many ways. Teachers watch how your child is doing in class and your child will also take a variety of tests. Tests range from elementary skill tests that take a few minutes to annual state tests that take several hours.
No single test can tell us how your child is doing. Each test your child takes helps us to understand his/her skills and needs. Altogether, the results help you and your child's teacher ensure that your child 's instructional needs are being met.
Your child may be required to take some state tests before he or she can graduate. Check the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction’s testing page to see what the state requires.
For more helpful information about tests, see the Great Kids State Test Guide for Parents, a guide to help you understand your child's score reports with resources and concrete advice on how you can help your child improve in areas where he/she may struggle.
Monroe School District is committed to preparing and assessing the students of Monroe as outlined by the State of Washington and OSPI.
Specific assessments required by the State of Washington and OSPI:
- Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA)
- Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science
- Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM)
- Off-Grade Level Graduation Alternatives
- English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)
- Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS)
For additional State Assessment and graduation requirement information, please click here.
District Interim Benchmark Assessments
- i-Ready (grades K-8) - Reading and Math
- Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment System (grades K-5) - Reading