State Testing Coming Soon

Smarter Balanced Testing

Parents of 3rd-8th graders!  We have a few big weeks of testing ahead. 

Kids all across the state, including ours, will be taking the Smarter Balanced Assessments in the coming weeks. Your child will be taking this computer based summative assessment in the areas of English and Math. 5th Graders are also taking the Science Assessment.  Each grade will be testing over a period of one week with apx  1-2 hours of testing each day.  

It is imperative that your child is here during testing.  Attendance is important!  Students who are not here during testing will have to miss class time to make up the assessment.  It’s also important that your child eat healthy fulfilling meals and get a good night’s rest prior to each testing day.

 If your child is an online academy student, we will be sending information directly to you in the coming days.  In the meantime, please put these dates on your calendar.  

Feel free to contact me with questions.  Katie Cotner, School Counselor   kcotner@bonner.k12.mt.us 406.258.6151 

 See below for the testing schedule:

  • 6th- 8th Grade- March 22 - March 25

  • 5th Grade- March 29 - April 1

  • 4th Grade- April 5 - 8

  • 3rd Grade – April 12 - 15

  • Online Academy- April 20th & April 22nd

If you’d like more information, please check out these websites: 

http://www.smarterbalanced.org/

http://opi.mt.gov/Leadership/Assessment-Accountability/MontCAS/Parent-Corner