Resources for Students and Families

  • Smarter Balanced Assessment

    Shoreline schools will be administering the Smarter Balanced Assessment in grades 3 - 8 and 10-11 in the spring. Please see your school's Web site for specific dates. For more information on these assessments, visit the OSPI Web site.

    When do families receive results for testing?
    Score reports are mailed to families in September. If you do not receive a score report, please contact your school for a copy.

    Can I view my child’s test?
    Yes. Parents can request to review their child’s test booklet(s) starting in early September. The test booklets are sent to the student’s respective school district for review. Please visit

    What do these scores mean?
    The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has put together a one-stop shop for information on tests and scores. Visit their Web site to find out more. SBA Test Score Guide

    Where can I find out more about Smarter Balanced Assessments?
    Ready WA has a good overview of the assessments and how they can help students prepare for college and/or careers. Ready WA . Three new resources are available on the OSPI Family Resources webpage to help families understand the Smarter Balanced, Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS), and Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) assessments. The Family Guides to Understanding are two-page flyers written in easy-to-understand language that answer key questions (what, why, who, how, and when) about Washington’s assessment programs. Information is also included about how families can support their student's success.

    Highly Capable Testing

    Each year, Shoreline screens all kindergarten and second graders for the HiCap program. See our HiCap webpage for more information.

    Graduation Requirements

    Click here for information on the current state testing graduation requirements for Shoreline high schools for the class of 2019.

    Click here for information from the Washington State Board of Education on the new high school graduation requirements.

    Washington State Assessments (Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction)

    Information on SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment), EOC (End-of-Course Exams), graduation requirements, and more.

    The College Board

    This organization oversees the SAT, PSAT, AP and more.

    Parent Rights Regarding Student Participation in State Assessments 

    Information from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction about parent rights to refuse testing can be found through the link above. 

    If parents wish to refuse testing, a form to submit that information to the District can be found below: