We are now approaching the time of year when annual Smarter Balance Testing occurs here at Leota. We look at state testing as an opportunity to show all of the gains in learning that have taken place over the past year.

Please join us in encouraging our students to get plenty of rest before testing, eat a healthy breakfast, do their very best, take as much time as they need (it is an untimed test), and double check all of their work before submitting.

For your planning purposes, below are the days that students will be testing. There will be a revised bell schedule with extended testing periods to accommodate testing on May 13, 14, 16, 17, 20, and 21. Lunch schedules on these revised days will be posted around school the morning before school. The bell schedule on all other testing days will remain the same as normal.

  • Thursday, May 9 - 8th grade Science test in science class
  • Friday, May 10 - 8th grade Science test in science class Monday,
  • May 13 - 6th and 8th grade English CAT test Tuesday,
  • May 14 - 7th grade English CAT test Thursday,
  • May 16 - 6th and 8th grade Math CAT test Friday,
  • May 17 - 7th grade Math CAT test Monday,
  • May 20 - 6th and 8th grade English PT test Tuesday,
  • May 21 - 7th grade English PT test Thursday,
  • May 23 - All grades Math PT test in math class Friday,
  • May 24 - All grades Math PT test in math class Tuesday,
  • May 28 thru Friday, May 31 - Makeup testing