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Conferences

December 1st and 2nd - No school for students.

Report Cards

Report cards are available online through Family Access.

  • December – 1st Trimester
  • March – 2nd Trimester
  • June – 3rd Trimester

More information on the Issaquah School District grading and report cards.

Assessment Testing

Stanford 10 Test - grades 2, and 5 - testing window January and February
Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) - 2nd grade - testing window March
Smarter Balance - grades 3-8 - testing window April-June

More information on the Issaquah School District assessment testing.

State Testing

Spring Smarter Balanced Assessment 

Our school will administer these state assessments according to the following schedule: 

3rd Grade May 11, 2022 Mathematics - Computer Adaptive Test
May 13, 2022 Mathematics - Performance Task
May 24, 2022 English Language Arts - Computer Adaptive Test
May 26, 2022 English Language Arts - Performance Task

4th Grade

May 17, 2022 Mathematics - Computer Adaptive Test
May 19, 2022 Mathematics - Performance Task
May 25, 2022 English Language Arts - Computer Adaptive Test
May 27, 2022 English Language Arts - Performance Task

5th Grade

May 10, 2022 Mathematics - Computer Adaptive Test
May 12, 2022 Mathematics - Performance Task
May 18, 2022 English Language Arts - Computer Adaptive Test
May 20, 2022 English Language Arts - Performance Task
May 23, 2022 Science - WCAS

Please note these dates to ensure that your child is present, had breakfast and is on time on each testing date. Any student arriving after testing has begun cannot be admitted to class until testing has completed for that day. Students may not be dismissed from class during testing for any reason other than illness. In addition, vacation requests will not be approved during the testing window.

We would appreciate your consideration of these testing dates as you make medical appointments and/or vacation plans.

State Testing

Washington students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. The State Test for elementary school students is the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) for English language arts/literacy (ELA/literacy) and math. In addition to the SBA, students in grades 5, 8 and 11 take the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS), which assesses the Washington State 2013 K-12 Science Learning Standards.


Our comprehensive assessment system includes district-wide assessments throughout the elementary years. These assessments were carefully selected to provide valid, reliable and useful information on the achievement of our students.

Uses of these assessments include the following:

  • Informing instruction. Elementary district assessments provide valuable information on the specific skills and learning needs of students, so that their teachers can design instruction to meet the needs of their students.
  • Early identification of learning difficulties. Early identification of literacy and math learning difficulties is critical to supporting and accelerating learning and to preventing early problems from becoming more severe over time.  Beginning in the 2021-22 school year, Washington State requires screening for weaknesses in literacy skill development that may be associated with dyslexia. Learn more about this screening process within the ISD
  • School Improvement Planning. Assessment information is used by school leadership teams to direct school improvement efforts and build effective, equitable programs that support learning.

Elementary District Assessments

Elementary District Assessments include the following:

i-Ready Reading & Math Assessments

Used in Kindergarten through 5th grade, i-Ready Assessment provides information that empowers teachers with a deeper knowledge of their students’ needs. Based on research into assessment design and backed by extensive validity evidence, i-Ready assessments provide information teachers meaningful, actionable insights into students' skill proficiencies and learning needs to empower differentiating instruction.  

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment (F&P)

The Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment provides accurate and reliable tools to identify the instructional and independent reading levels of all students and document student progress through one-on-one formative and summative assessments.

WaKIDS

WaKIDS is a state-wide program designed to welcome children and their families to kindergarten and the K-12 system as partners in their child’s education. Beginning in school year 2016-2017 all Issaquah School District elementary schools will participate in the WaKIDS program. WaKIDS is required for schools that receive state funds for full-day kindergarten.