Yearly Assessment Information to Families

2023-2024 Testing Letter
2023-2024 At A Glance Testing Calendar

State Required Assessments

Kindergarten: WaKIDS  

The Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (WaKIDS) is a transition process that helps to ensure a successful start to the K-12 experience and connect the key adults in a child’s life.

More about WaKIDS

K-2 Dyslexia Screener

Students in grades K-2 are screened for indications of below-grade level literacy development, including indications of or areas of weakness associated with dyslexia. More about dyslexia and the screening requirements

2nd Grade Reading Law
All 2nd graders are assessed on their oral reading fluency proficiency each fall in accordance with the Second Grade Reading Assessment requirement. To learn more about this requirement, visit: OSPI Reading Requirements

Language Learners: WIDA

Washington state uses the WIDA consortium assessments to measure English proficiency for students who qualify for English Language Development services at school. Click here to learn more about the English language proficiency assessment.

3rd-8th: SBA (ELA & Math) 

Washington students are required to take the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) in English language arts (ELA) and math in grades 3–8 and 10; these assessments are required for federal and state accountability. Click here to learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium

5th & 8th WCAS 

Washington students are assessed on their knowledge of the Washginton science standards through the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science in grades 5, 8, and 11. Click here to learn more about the WCAS.

District Assessment information
Conway School District uses the i-Ready diagnostic assessment every fall, winter, and spring to measure student progress. The following are helpful resources from i-Ready.
What is i-Ready?
Understanding Diagnostic Results
i-Ready and mathematics

Highly Capable
All 2nd graders have the opportunity to be screened for the Highly Capable Program by participating in the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) assessment in January/February. Students in K-1 and 3-8 are able to take this assessment upon referral. More about the CogAT


For questions regarding state assessments, you may contact our District Assessment Coordinator, Melissa Brown, at [email protected].

For questions regarding i-Ready assessments, you may contact our school principal, Andrea Clancy, at [email protected]

Family Resources

OSPI District State Report Card

Ready Washington is a coalition of state and local education agencies, associations and advocacy organizations that support college- and career-ready learning standards and assessments: Common Core State Standards, Next Generation Science Standards and Smarter Balanced assessments.

Many of their family resources are downloadable for printing and sharing

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