Assessments provide timely, accurate data and support for the purpose of improving student outcomes. No single test can tell us how a student is doing. Each test a student takes provides data to help us to understand his/her unique skills and needs. Altogether, the results help us ensure that students' instructional needs are being met.
- Smarter Balance Assessment (SBA)
- WA KIDS
- F & P Benchmark Assessment System (BAS)
- SBA ONLINE REPORTING SYSTEM (ORS) in WACAP
- Washington School Improvement Framework Data (WSIF)
Smarter Balance is...
A Better Assessment System
Using the Digital Library, teachers can access resources to support student learning. Teachers can also use optional and flexible interim tests to check student progress throughout the year. Summative, or end-of-year tests, measure student achievement and growth in English and math in grades 3–8 and high school. Learn about our complete system.
A Customized Assessment
Students take a customized test using a computer adaptive format: questions get harder when students answer correctly and easier when they answer incorrectly, allowing students to better demonstrate what they know. Read more about testing technology.
Designed for All Students
Additional supports make the assessments accessible to students with disabilities and English language learners. Explore accessibility and accomodations features.
Relevant to College and Career
The online format with extended research, writing, and problem solving tasks measure the critical thinking and problem-solving skills students need for success. Learn what makes the assessment useful for life after high school.
Useful for Teachers
Our system helps inform instruction and identify where students need more support. A Digital Library of tools—including professional development materials and instructional resources—is available to teachers to use all year to meet students’ individual needs. Go to the Educators page for more information.
OSPI SBA Information here
Washington State began the administering the ELPA21 annual assessment in the 2015-16 school year. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21) was developed by a consortium of states that use the English language proficiency standards for K-12 students.
For additional information regarding the ELPA21 consortium please visit the consortium’s website.
For additional information from OSPI, click here.
The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life.
For Additional Information, click here.
i-Ready is an online program that will help us determine students’ needs, personalize their learning, and monitor progress throughout the school year. i-Ready allows us to meet students exactly where they are and provides data for us to increase their learning gains.
The i-Ready Diagnostic is an adaptive assessment that adjusts its questions to suit students’ needs. Each item a student sees is individualized based on their answer to the previous question. For example, a series of correct answers will result in slightly harder questions, while a series of incorrect answers will yield slightly easier questions. The purpose of this is not to give students a score or grade, but instead to determine how best to support their learning.
i-Ready Instruction provides students with lessons based on their individual skill level and needs, so they can learn at a pace that is just right for them. These lessons are fun and interactive, and designed to keep students engaged as they learn. These lessons are not meant to replace a teacher’s classroom instruction, rather they are meant to support teachers in creating targeted lessons based on students’ needs.
Overview & Introduction
- i-Ready Video Overview Tour - take a video overview tour of i-Ready
- Introducing i-Ready to Families Video (English | Spanish) - show families how i-Ready works and how it benefits students
- i-Ready Central - from videos to tips and planning tools, find everything you need to be successful with i-Ready
- Sample Schedules (Elementary School | Middle School)
- i-Ready Instruction - resources that enable teachers to target the specific skills with which students are struggling most in their whole class, small group, and one-to-one instruction
- K-8 Lists of Vocabulary Words and High Frequency Words
- i-Ready Instructional Support Materials Video
- How to Use i-Ready Diagnostic Status Reports Video
- How to Prepare Reports for Families Video
- Quick Reference Sheets for creating reports on Instructional Groupings and Online Instruction
- i-Ready Scale Score Placement Tables 2018-19
- How to Monitor Online Instruction Video
The CogAT is used in the Screening Process to help identifying Highly Capable Students in Monroe
By measuring students’ learned reasoning and problem-solving abilities in the three areas most linked to success in school, CogAT reveals a valid, broad view of their talents. With this knowledge, educators can make decisions that elevate each student’s academic experience.
CogAT offers insight into cognitive domains not fully measured by other tests. CogAT measures three separate domains - Verbal, Nonverbal, and Quantitative reasoning - to identify strengths and weaknesses missed by other assessments.
Cognitive Abilities Test™ (CogAT® )
Using the Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems to determine student’s independent and instructional reading levels, teachers are able to observe student reading behaviors one-on-one, engage in comprehension conversations that go beyond retelling, and make informed decisions that connect assessment to instruction.
Benchmark Assessment Implementation and Training Support Documents
Staff Modified PD
Homeroom for Educators unifies and organizes student information via our powerful online data portal
We import data from student information systems like WSIPC/Skyward, such as demographics, grades, attendance, and discipline, and combine it with data from other sources, such as assessment scores loaded directly into the application. Then, we give it all a consistent look and feel via easy-to-use interfaces, so that all of your student data is in one convenient place.
Support Videos for Homeroom users
The WSIF is the framework for accountability in Washington state. Each school is measured on the Framework, and the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has identified schools for additional supports, called Comprehensive and Targeted supports.
Under the new support model within OSPI, all schools will gain access to a suite of self-directed foundational supports that will help close opportunity gaps. The goal of the support model is continuous improvement in all schools, and all schools can look into their WSIF data to find areas that may need extra attention.
OSPI WSIF Information here
Access The WSIF via Tableau here