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    Assessments, Testing Schedules & Scores Overview

    On this page and the corresponding individual test specific pages you will find helpful dates and detailed information about the different kinds of testing that happen for students over the course of their four years at Ballard as well as additional testing opportunities. Please visit Seattle Public Schools Testing and Assessments page for updates and news on how assessments are used and their requirements in Seattle Public Schools.  

    Academic Intervention Specialist | Lisa Coacher, 
    Testing Coordinator | 206-252-1107 | Mike Broom,

    AP Digital Exams UPDATE!

    AP Exam CollegeBoardSPS Notice for Parents of Students taking AP Exams | June 1-4, 7-11. Students who are signed up and wish to take an AP Exam will take the test during the CollegeBoard’s Window 3 (June 1-4, 7-11), and to ensure the health and safety of all students and staff, all exams will be administered digitally at home.

    For the AP Exams that ONLY have the option for In-Person testing (World Languages & AP Music Theory), SPS will offer these exams to students at their high school. Visit the SPS AP Exam Information & FAQ for more details. Visit the Ballard HS AP Exam Information page for  current updates.

    Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and Wa Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) | Postponed Until Fall 2021

    The Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) has determined that Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) will not be administered to students this spring. Instead, the state summative assessment window for the 2020-21 school year will be this fall. Visit the SPS Smarter Balanced Assessment Spring 2021 for more information. Refer to the OPSI announcement from Chris Reykadal, State Superintendent for more details.


    The SPS School-Day PSAT/NMSQT has been cancelled. The CollegeBoard who contracts the PSAT with SPS will not be providing additional school-day administration dates for the PSAT/NMSQT during the 2020-21 school year. The PSAT/NMSQT is the route of entry into the National Merit Scholarship Program and since students were unable to take the PSAT this year due to school closures, students may use SAT scores as an alternative method for entry requirements.


    SPS Update | Due to health and public safety concerns, the administration of the March 2021 school day SAT for Juniors has been cancelled. The plan is to provide the school day SAT to all Seniors in Fall 2021. Students are still able to register and take the PSAT and SAT but will need to register on their own through the CollegeBoard. Please visit CollegeBoard for additional information and resources. CollegeBoard SAT Subject & Essay Update | College Board will no longer offer SAT Subject Tests or SAT with Essay.

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    Updated 4/29/2021