Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP)
 
 

Assessment

Grades

Subjects

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Smarter Balanced Assessment (SBA)

3-8

 

Math, ELA (English Language Arts)

 

March 7 - June 10

 

Description: SBA is an assessment system used by states belonging to the Smarter Balanced Consortium. The SBA system includes formative assessment tools and Interim Assessments to provide teachers with additional ways to gauge student progress throughout the year, and the Summative Assessment, which is the spring culminating exam. Meeting standard on the high school SBA is a graduation requirement for some students.

For more information about State Testing Graduation Requirements, review the Overview of State Testing Graduation Requirements.

To learn more about the SBA, please review the Smarter Balanced Assessment in Edmonds.

For SBA information in Spanish, please see Smarter en Español.

For SBA information for English Language Learners, please see Migrant and Bilingual Education: SBA.

 

10

Math, ELA (English Language Arts)

 

March 7 - June 10

11[1]

Math, ELA (English Language Arts)

 

April 18 - June 10

11-12

Retakes:

Math, ELA (English Language Arts)

 

November 2 - 20

Assessment

Grades

Subjects

Test Window

Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

5, 8

Science

April 18 – June 3

 

Description: The MSP is the Washington State science assessment for elementary and middle school students. It is taken by students in 5th and 8th grade in the late Spring.

For more information review State Testing: MSP.

 

 

Assessment

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Subjects

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End-of-Course Exams (EOC)

High School

Algebra Retake

February 2

 

Description: End-of-Course Exams are assessments in math and science, used in Washington State as part of the State Testing Graduation Requirements. Students in certain graduating classes are required to meet standard on one or more EOC.

For more information about State Testing Graduation Requirements, review the Overview of State Testing Graduation Requirements.

For more information about the EOCs, review State Testing: EOC Biology or State Testing: Math EOCs.

 

Biology Retake

February 3

Geometry Retake

February 4

Algebra

June 2

Biology

June 3

Geometry

June 4

Assessment

Grades

Subjects

Test Window

High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE)

High School

Writing Retake

 

November 3 AND 4

Description: HSPE are the Reading and Writing exams used for the State Testing Graduation Requirement for students in the class of 2016 and earlier. Only students in the class of 2016 and earlier who have not yet met standard in Reading or Writing will take the HSPE.

For more information about State Testing Graduation Requirements, review the Overview of State Testing Graduation Requirements.

For more information about HSPE testing, review State Testing: HSPE.

 

Reading Retake

November 5

Writing

March 15 AND 16

Reading

 

March 17

Washington Alternative Assessment System (WAAS)

Click below for state information about tests for Special Education  students and English Language Learners (ELL):

·         Off-Grade Level Assessment and DAPE

·         WA-AIM (formerly the WAAS-Portfolio)

·         HSPE/MSP/SBA/EOC – Basic

·         ELPA21 (former the WELPA)

 
 [1] A student in grade 11 who earned a level 3 or level 4 ELA score in grade 10 is not required to test.

 

State Assessment Refusals

The state assessments assess the critical state standards upon which students are graded. Student scores inform parents and instructors about student progress toward meeting grade level expectations in core areas.

High school students who score within the range of College/Career Readiness will be able to enroll in credit bearing courses and may be exempted from remedial courses at all Washington State postsecondary public institutions and additional institutions, both in Washington and other states. Read more about how SBA scores are used by colleges and universities.

Taking state assessments in early grades provides opportunities for students to familiarize themselves with the state assessment system which includes the high school state assessments that are required for graduation. Completing a Refusal Form will not avoid consequences of not testing, such as failure to graduate.

Students who do not take the assessment receive a score of zero. The zero will be included in classroom, school, and state scores reported to both the state and federal government.

Families who want to refuse participation in state assessments, including the Smarter Balanced Assessment, must complete and sign an official Refusal Form in their school’s office for each student each year. Refusal Forms must be submitted directly to the school principal. 

For questions about state assessment refusal contact Assessment at (425) 431-7302.

 

To speak with someone about State Testing, email Assessment, Research, and Evaluation or call, 425-431-8378. 

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