Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Highline Public Schools
15675 Ambaum Blvd. SW Burien, WA 98166

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Smarter Balanced Assessment

To help students on the pathway for success after high school, Washington adopted career- and college-ready learning standards, which define what students should know and be able to do at each grade level.

In Washington, we measure how students and schools are doing in meeting these standards with the Smarter Balanced assessment. The assessment measures knowledge and skills that are important to students' futures, including problem-solving, critical thinking and writing. The assessments are one tool to help students and parents better understand how students are progressing and help teachers better direct additional help or accelerated learning. Taking the Smarter Balanced assessment helps students know if they are on track to be ready for work or college. 

Top 5 Facts About WA's K-12 Learning Standards & Assessments

Real-world skills

Washington’s learning standards and assessments focus on real-world skills that students are learning and practicing in the classroom every day such as problem-solving, critical thinking and writing.

Closing gaps

The assessments help identify achievement gaps and allow school districts and the state to place resources where they are needed the most.

Testing is just one measure

State testing is one of several indicators; in combination with report cards, teacher feedback and classroom work used to create a complete picture of a student’s progress in school.

The right stuff

Washington’s state learning standards and the aligned assessments are designed to prepare students for college, work, and life.

Accessible for all students

The Smarter Balanced tests are designed to accommodate all students, including those with disabilities and English language learners.



Take a SBA practice test online for free to become familiar with the system, functionality and item types. If an item appears to be too difficult, encourage students to experiment with the tools, choose the best answer and move on to the next item. 

SBA Practice Test 


Every student who participates in state testing receives a score report. Use this resource to view a sample score report. 



To view your student's score report, please login to ParentVUE account. 

After logging into ParentVUE, click on the Documents tab to view the list of available score reports for your student.

Parentvue portal 

To learn how to activate your ParentVUE account, please go to our ParentVUE Instructions page. 


Smarter Balanced Assessment FAQs


Sarah Chandler
Director of Research & Assessment

Tyler Burns
Program Data Specialist

Wendy Colmus
Data Literacy Specialist

Princess Garvida
Data & Assessment Project Specialist

Leon Haskins
Data Analyst

Jennifer Jacob
Data Literacy Specialist

Susan Tsoglin
Data Analyst

Kelly Wallace-Boughter
Data Analyst