Washington Comprehensive Assessment Program (WCAP)
 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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Last Modified on March 30, 2016