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Snohomish students outperform state testing averages

The percentage of Snohomish students who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) in fall 2021 and met the state standard in English language arts (ELA) exceeded the state average at every elementary, middle school and high school grade level.The percentage of Snohomish students who took the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA) and Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) in fall 2021 and met the state standard in English language arts (ELA) exceeded the state average at every elementary, middle school and high school grade level.

Results from these assessments provide meaningful feedback and data that teachers and other educators can use to help students succeed. In addition, the results provide data to help evaluate school-level and district-wide instructional strategies, initiatives, and other programs.

“We are proud of our students,” said Monica Bauer, Executive Director of Teaching and Learning Services. “Considering this was a different assessment given at a different time, our students did well. We will continue to unpack the impact of the pandemic using this and other assessments to guide us as we support our students’ academic growth.”

Washington State and Snohomish School District results snapshot
English Language Arts (ELA)

  • 4th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 53.7%
    • State-wide average – 45.8%
  • 5th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 54.3%
    • State-wide average – 46.3%
  • 6th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 61.6%
    • State-wide average – 47.2%
  • 7th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 62.8%
    • State-wide average – 46.1%
  • 8th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 57.9%
    • State-wide average – 49.4%
  • 9th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 59.8%
    • State-wide average – 47.9%
  • 11th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 66.2%
    • State-wide average – 50.8%

Math

  • 4th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 53.0%
    • State-wide average – 38.5%
  • 5th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 49.5%
    • State-wide average – 35.5%
  • 6th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 39.7%
    • State-wide average – 27.3%
  • 7th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 43.1%
    • State-wide average – 28.4%
  • 8th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 41.9%
    • State-wide average – 33.3%
  • 9th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 32.6%
    • State-wide average – 25.9%
  • 11th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 35.5%
    • State-wide average – 24.2%

Science

  • 6th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 67.8%
    • State-wide average – 56.6%
  • 9th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 55.9%
    • State-wide average – 46.0%
  • 11th grade
    • Snohomish School District – 38.1%
    • State-wide average – 36.0%

The Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program is designed to measure student achievement relative to state academic standards. These standards describe what a student at a given grade level should know and be able to do in math, reading, writing and science. The scores above indicate the percentage of students who demonstrated skills that met or exceeded the state standard in the given subject areas. For more detailed reports, visit the OSPI Washington State Report Card.

Student-specific test results will be distributed to families in March. District results will also be discussed at the Wednesday, February 23, Snohomish School District School Board meeting.

Please feel free to contact the district's Communications Department at communications@sno.wednet.edu with any additional questions.