This spring, students in grades 3 through 8 and grades 10 through 12 will take state assessments in math, English language arts and science.

  • Grades 3-8 and 10 will take the Smarter Balanced English language arts (ELA) and math assessments.

  • Grades 5, 8 and 11 will take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)


These assessments give students, families and schools valuable data that helps us understand student and school strengths and challenges compared to peers in the district and across Washington state.

These ELA, math and science assessments are all designed to be completed in a single online session, though students can take the time they need.

All middle school students at LaVenture and Mount Baker will be taking the assessments on the following dates:


  • May 2, Grade 8 student only WCAS Extended Home Court

  • May 9-10, ELA testing in Extended Home Court

  • May 20-21, Math testing in Extended Home Court


For more information about what these tests measure and why we give them, please see the state’s website at

Results from these tests will be available in Skyward Family Access next fall. We will notify families when score reports are available in your child(ren)’s Portfolio on Skyward Family Access. You may also request a paper copy of test results by calling your school.

Don’t forget a good night’s sleep and healthy breakfast are an essential part of every school day. For additional information about state testing and our state learning standards, please visit the state’s website at

If you have questions about state assessments please contact Mount Baker Middle School at 360-428-6127.

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