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School District

1113 Legion Way SE
Olympia, WA 98501
Office: (360) 596-6100

State Testing, Calendar and Scores

Washington state students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. 

A state testing overview can be found here.

Assessment calendar and timelines for required state testing can be found here.


State Test Scores

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Smarter Balanced

As Washington state transitions to the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) in mathematics and English language arts, our assessment system will changed in the 2014-15 school year. New, online tests, called “Smarter Balanced assessments,” measure students’ learning, including the critical-thinking and problem-solving aspects of the new standards. Results from the new tests not only will allow accountability for schools and districts, but also will allow states to be compared to each other in a fair system.

Starting in the 2014-15 school year,

  • The new Smarter Balanced tests replaced the math, reading and writing portions of the MSP for students in grades 3-8. The science portion of the MSP (tested in grades 5 and 8) will remain the same.
  • 11th graders take the high school level of the new Smarter Balanced tests, but meeting standard on the tests is not a graduation requirement until the Class of 2019.
  • 10th grade students take the Smarter Balanced ELA (English Language Arts) exit exam (similar to the 11th grade exam) which replaces the reading and writing HSPE for graduation requirements.  Math and Science will continue to be the current EOC (End Of Course Assessments)

Helpful Links:

OSPI website

STATE TESTING FAQ: update 2016

Smarter Balanced website

About State Testing



**  Links below represent current data (In each grade level a drop down menu selects subgroups)