April 25, 2019

Dear Families,

California state testing is on the horizon! Known as the California Assessment of Student Performance and Progress or CAASPP, all students in grades three through eight and high school participate.

This year, Kent students will take the following assessments depending upon their grade level:

  • Smarter Balanced Summative Assessments for English language arts/literacy and mathematics in grades 5, 6, 7 and 8
  • California Science Test in grades 5 and 8

The testing schedule for Kent is as follows:

Week 1 -- Grades 5 and 6 -- May 10, May 14 - May 17, 2019

Week 2 -- Grades 7 and 8 -- May 20 - May 24, 2019

The actual testing time within the school day varies from day to day. As a general guideline, sessions are between 9:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. Please plan appointments for your child outside of the testing window.

To learn more about the Smarter Balanced Assessments, go to the California Department of Education Parent Guides to Understanding web page at www.cde.ca.gov/ta/tg/ca/parentguidetounderstand.asp.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.


Jenny Walsh
Kent Assistant Principal