Update: I queried OSPI on a couple of SBAC issues and here are their answers (bold mine).
1. Some scores took a little longer to receive from the vendor than OSPI was originally promised. Instead of three weeks, some scores were not available until four to five weeks after students completed their tests.
Many third graders took the ELA portion of Smarter Balanced in March. Some of those students’ scores were available to schools, districts, and OSPI starting in April.
I don't know when SPS 3rd graders took the test - was it March or later?
2. This year, for the first time, authorized personnel at schools, districts, and OSPI were able to access student scores by logging into the Online Reporting System (ORS) as students completed tests and those tests were scored and uploaded.
Typically, the earlier a student tested, the earlier a score was available.
Paper score reports put student scores into context of the school, district, and state results. Those final reports could be created, printed, and shipped only after all tests were scored and records reconciliation took place over the summer.
Districts received shipments of final paper score reports by September 10.
3. It is up to school districts to decide how and when to share student scores with families.
So the district has the scores. They have had access to student scores online for quite awhile apparently.
I'll send this onto the Board.
From the district:
The state Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction is in
the process of mailing hard copies of state test scores to school
These are the score reports that show families how students fared on
the Smarter Balanced assessments last spring. Those state tests were
given in English language arts and math to students in grades 3-8 and
11, with students in grade 10 taking the language arts portion only.
As those printed score reports are received, the district will
distribute them to schools, which will send them home to families. We
anticipate that families may receive these by the end of September. We
do not anticipate that electronic scores will be posted to The Source
until later in October.
No matter what the district says, these results are not timely for either teachers or parents.