Fall SBA Testing

Fall SBA Testing
Posted on 09/29/2021

Due to the unusual circumstances created by COVID-19, all testing that would normally have occurred in spring 2021 has been rescheduled for fall 2021. Students in grades 4-12--excluding 10th grade who will test in the spring--will take SmarterBalanced assessments (SBA) this fall. Reading and math assessments are administered based on students’ 2020-2021 enrollment grade level. For example, 11th grade students will take the 10th grade assessment for the fall SBA. The science assessment will be administered to 6th, 9th, and 12th-grade students. 

This fall, the assessments are much shorter than usual due to the unusual circumstances. The shorter tests also make it easier than ever for students to quickly gauge their skills in these subjects. 

Normal testing will resume in the spring. All 10th graders will take ELA and math, 11th graders will take science. More details about the schedule will be available in the spring.

Students who have a school issued Chromebook will need to bring it for testing. Students who use a personal device will borrow a school Chromebook for testing. Computers need to be fully charged.

Testing Schedule

Dates may be adjusted if Internet connectivity problems are not resolved.

October 18-21 9, 11, 12 Math Math classes
October 25-28 9, 11, 12 ELA ELA classes
October 22 & 29  9 Science Science classes
November 1-4
November 9
Students in grades 9, 11, 12 who missed a test or who do not have ELA, math, and/or science this semester Make-up testing PAC 2 & 3
November 2 Running Start Students who do not have ELA, math, and/or science at THS this semester

This is academic advising day at GRC, so GRC students will not miss any college classes.
All tests PAC 2 & 3
Math 11:10-1:00
November 8  12 
5th period: last names A - D
6th period: last names E - L
7th period: last names M - R
8th period last names S - Z
Science PAC

Resources and Support 

More information about testing from Tahoma School District 

Link to Practice Tests


ELA SBA Testing Support for Juniors & Seniors October 4-7 during Power Hour Room 210 ELA Teachers will help students brush up on their test taking skills before they take the ELA SBA. We want to you score well and succeed on the SBAC to meet your graduation pathway. There will be group presentation during PH A and then individual assistance may go into PH B.

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