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Student Resources to Prepare for Online Testing

WA Comprehensive Assessment Program

Online Testing Preparation at Home

If you would like to see what an online test looks like, or practice using the tools that are available within the test, click on one of the document links below for a pdf document that contains instructions.  Within the instructions there is also a link to a video that demonstrates the basic online tools used while testing.
This information is also available in web format from the menu on the left side of your screen (Online Test Preparation web version).
Online Testing Preparation English | Online Testing Preparation Spanish

Click here to go to the Practice and Training Tests login page
 on the state's website.
That website is referred to as the WCAP Portal (WA Comprehensive Assessment Program) (https://wa.portal.cambiumast.com/).

Sample tests come in two categories:

  • Training Tests (short sample tests) - Note: some training tests go by "grade band" meaning the questions within them come from tests at multiple grade levels, so the difficulty level may not exactly align with your own grade level. For example, the Math Training Test provided for a Third grader is titled Math Grades 3-5 Training Test, meaning there may be sample questions included at grade level 3, 4, and 5.
  • Practice Tests (full-length sample tests - comparable to the real test at your grade level)

How to Find the Correct Answers to Questions on Practice and Training Tests

Although student responses are not saved or scored within Practice and Training Tests, in combination with other materials, students can learn from these sample tests by using available answer keys and scoring guides.

For your convenience, below are links to the answer keys for the ELA, Math, and Science Training Tests.
Each answer key document provides the answers for training tests for all grade levels.
SBA Math Training Test Answer Key
SBA ELA (English Language Arts) Training Test Answer Key
WCAS Science Training Test Answer Key

The website for the Smarter Balanced Consortium contains Scoring Guides for the Practice Tests A Scoring Guide gives correct answers as well as guidelines as to how more complex questions would be scored.

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