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SBA Testing

Dear 10th Graders,

It is time for our Spring Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA’s) in English and Math.  This year, SBA testing will occur during your English and Math classes on Tuesday, April 19th - Thursday, April 21st.  Testing will take the place of normal classroom activities on these days.  

Students who do not have English and/or Math this trimester will have testing times and locations delivered to them- they will also test on the same days, but in the Lecture Hall and Library. 

Students who pass the SBA exams with a Level 3 or 4 will meet an important graduation requirement for the State of Washington.  While this requirement can also be met by taking the SAT or certain combinations of courses, the SBA exams are the most straightforward way to meet the requirement and we hope that all 10th graders will attend.

Students should bring a charged Chromebook to class on these days, as testing occurs online. 

Students with accommodations that require an alternate setting will be informed of their testing locations by Monday, 4/18.  Also, students served in our Beginner and Newcomer ELL programs and ILC/ILCs programs are not expected to test and will attend classes as usual.  

If you would like to opt your student out of testing, please complete the Google form below:  

Spring 2022 SBA/WCAS Opt Out

Students who do not test will complete independent work assigned by their teacher during testing periods. 

Thank you for your support this year! Please reach out with any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,
Tyrell Hardtke
Assistant Principal and Assessment Director
Hazen High School
425 204-4211