The district conducts additional diagnostic testing of student learning to provide teachers and school leaders with data showing student growth and where instructional adjustments are needed.
- Kindergarteners take the Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) to assess student readiness for kindergarten in math and reading.
- First-grade students take the Oral Reading Record (ORR) assessments of our Benchmarks English language arts curriculum in reading in the fall, winter and spring and the i-Ready assessments for math in fall, winter and spring.
- Students in Grades 2-8 take the i-Ready assessments for reading and math in the fall and winter. Additional testing in the spring is optional, and given after state testing is completed.