April 3, 2018
Dear Des Moines Elementary Families,
During the coming weeks, students in grades 3rd - 6th will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).
The SBA is our state-required annual check-up on learning. It measures how well students and schools are performing on our state's learning standards.
Washington's learning standards define what students should know and be able to do by the end of each grade. Meeting the standards means students are prepared for success as they move forward, and, ultimately, that they are ready for college and career. Results show us where students may need extra help or more of a challenge.
You can help, as you do every day, by ensuring your student consistently gets enough sleep, eats breakfast, and is on time to school.
Between April 23rd – May 25th please avoid making appointments on the days specified below:
- 6th Grade will be testing on Mondays
- 5th Grade will be testing on Tuesdays
- 4th Grade will be testing on Wednesdays
- 3rd Grade will be testing on Thursdays
Students can take a practice test to get a feel for the test.
As always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.
Thank you for your support,
Des Moines Elementary Principal