State Testing Calendars
LanguagesA-Z IndexPrinter Friendly Image
Search
 

 

State Testing

Timelines/Calendar

This page outlines the state testing windows through 2015:

Learning Standards to be Assessed

Assessment Graduation Requirements

Students Who Do Not Pass a State Exam
If a student attempts a state exam but does not pass it, he/she can meet assessment graduation requirements by passing state-approved alternatives, or Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) Options.

Students Receiving Special Education
The CIA is for some students with an Individualized Education Program (IEP). As 10th graders, students in special education programs can earn a CIA by passing the HSPE/EOC Basic (passing state tests with a score of Level 2, “Basic,” or higher) or via the WA-AIM. In grades 11 and 12, students who have not yet earned a CIA may also use the WAAS Off-Grade Level, which allows students to take the HSPE/EOC at a grade level that best matches their abilities.

Related Links

Graduation Requirements

Class of 2015 Graduation Toolkit

Assessment Coordinators

English Language Arts (ELA) Exit Exam

Online Schedule

  Grade Subject Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

 10

English Language Arts

Required

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ June 15, 2015

Paper/Pencil Schedule  

 

Grade Subject Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)
Spring 2015 10

English Language Arts

Required

Must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year: No later than May 30, 2015
For example, if the last day is June 5, the testing window will be May 11-29.

Return to Top

End-of-Course (EOC)

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for EOC at this time)

 

Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)
Spring 2015 9-12

Mathematics
(algebra 1, integrated math 1, geometry, integrated math 2)

Required for student who:

  • Is currently taking algebra 1, integrated math 1, geometry, and/or integrated math 2, previously took algebra 1, integrated math 1, geometry, and/or integrated math 2, but has not yet met standard

May 11 - June 12, 2015

7-12

Science (biology)

Required for student who:

  • Is currently taking biology, previously took biology, but has not yet met standard, or is in 10th grade and has not yet taken a biology course

Return to Top

High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE)

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for HSPE)

  Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(state-mandated schedule)
Spring 2015 11 & 12

Reading
Writing

Required if student has not met standard on the reading and/or writing assessments

Reading: March 17, 2015
Writing: March 18 & 19, 2015

Return to Top


Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

Online Schedule

  Grades Subject Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

 5 & 8

 Science

Required

April 20 ‒ June 5, 2015

Paper/Pencil Schedule

  Grades Subject Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)
Spring 2015 5 & 8 Science Required

April 20 ‒ May 19, 2015

Return to Top


Smarter Balanced Assessments

Online Schedule

  Grades Subjects Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

3

English Language Arts

Required

March 10 ‒ April 23, 2015
This schedule allows scores to be returned to schools in time to meet the requirements of legislation (ESSB 5946). If students are absent during testing, make-up testing can be scheduled after April 23.

Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ June 15, 2015

4-8

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ June 15, 2015

11

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 7 weeks of the school year: April 6 ‒ June 15, 2015

Paper/Pencil Schedule

  Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

3

English Language Arts

Required

March 10 ‒ April 15, 2015

Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ May 20, 2015

4-8

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ May 20, 2015

11

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 3 weeks of the school year: No later than May 30, 2015
For example, if the last day is June 5, the testing window will be May 11-29.

Return to Top


Washington Alternate Assessment System Off-Grade Level

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for science)

  Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015 (DAPE Off Grade)

10, 11, & 12

Science*

Required if student has not met standard on the science assessments, as stipulated in the student's IEP

March 10–26, 2015

Online Schedule (No paper/pencil testing available)

  Grades Subjects Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015
(Smarter Balanced Off Grade Level)

10, 11, & 12**

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Required if student has not met standard on the ELA or mathematics assessments, as stipulated in the student's IEP

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 10 ‒ June 15, 2015

* Passing a science assessment is a graduation requirement for the Class of 2015 and beyond (students who entered 9th grade in the fall of 2011 or after).

**In order for 12th grade scores to be reported in time for graduation, students must complete the tests at least three weeks prior to the graduation date.

Return to Top


Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM)

Online Schedule

 

Grades Subjects Requirement

Last day to administer baseline performance task

Spring 2015

3-8 and 11

ELA
Mathematics
Science

The WA-AIM will be used for federal and state accountability in grades 3-8 and 11 and can be used to meet a student’s CIA requirements.

February 27

Return to Top


Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA)

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for WELPA)

  Grades Subjects Requirement

Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

2015

K-12

Writing
Reading
Listening
Speaking

Required, annually, for all qualified English language learner (ELL) students and students in the State Transitional Bilingual Education Program)

February 2 ‒ March 13, 2015

Return to Top


WaKIDS Teaching Strategies GOLD®

Observation Assessment (Conducted by teachers with data entered into online system)

  Grade Subject Requirement


Fall 2015

Kindergarten

This is a whole child observation assessment of six areas of development and learning: social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, mathematics, and literacy.

Required of all students in state-funded, full-day kindergarten. Available to any school that volunteers, pending available funding.

 

Return to Top

 

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
Contact Us    |    A-Z Index    |    Site Info    |    Staff Only    |    Education Data System (EDS)