Parent Resources

  • Understanding Smarter Balanced Assessment Student Score Reports
    Individual Score Reports are sent home a few months after your student sits for the assessment.  These reports indicate your student’s overall score and corresponding achievement level, as well as, comparison scores for your student’s school, district, and state, and descriptions of your student’s performance in individual claims (areas like communicating reasoning in math), including strengths and weaknesses. A guide to understanding score reports can be found on Starting Smarter website: 
    To better understand your student’s scores in the context of what they are expected to know and are able to do by grade level and subject, you should review Starting Smarter: There you can select the grade, subject, and score range (achievement level) for your student and see what sorts of skills were assessed in that claim, and read descriptions of the skills expected at each achievement level: above standard, at/near standard, or below.  


    Resources are available to help parents understand the assessment process so that they can better support their children's learning.  Parents are critical partners in education. Please contact the Assessment and Research Department or your child's school, if you have any questions. 



    Here are some helpful resources from the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI):

    "College is an Opportunity"- a video series provided by ReadyWA.