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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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)
About State Testing
- Online: More About State Testing and Graduation Handouts at OSPI (website)
- State testing calendar
- The move to Smarter Balanced Assessments (chart)
- 3rd grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- 4th grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- 5th grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- 6th grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- 7th grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- 8th grade Smarter Balanced Olympia
- High school scores are transitioning from the 10th grade to the 11th grade and are not currently reported on OSPI report card.