Spring Assessment Information

April 30, 2018

Dear Meridian Middle School Families,

You are receiving this letter because your 6th, 7th or 8th grade student will soon be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA).   If you would like to learn more about this assessment, please visit www.K12.wa.us/smarter to access information on state testing. 

Please see the testing schedule below.  During testing, it is essential that students arrive to school on time and remain for the full school day.  Students should get plenty of sleep, eat a good breakfast, and know that participating and trying their best is all they need to do! Encourage your child to relax and just show what he or she knows.  Unless you sense your child needs a different routine during testing (e.g., more sleep or more physical activity), follow whatever routine already helps him/her be successful in school each day. 

The SBA will be administered on the following dates:

Science for Grades 6-8- May 4th, 2018 (Grades 6&7 MAP Science, Grade 8 MSP Science)

Math for Grades 6-8 – May 24th and 25th, 2018
Reading for Grades 6-8 – May 30th and 31st, 2018


Thank you for continuing to partner with us to make sure your child is successful. We want your child to leave us with a solid foundation and a future full of opportunities.


Jerry Sanderson
Principal, Meridian Middle School