Appeals: High School Assessment Score
Parents/legal guardians can challenge the technical aspects of a score on a state-approved assessment.
Appeals: Special, Unavoidable Circumstances
This applies to students in their 12th grade year who have yet to meet standard on the HSPE (or an approved alternative), and experience a “special, unavoidable circumstance” that precludes their ability to access a state-approved assessment.
Information related to the calculation, regulations and reporting of Adequate Yearly Progress status.
CAA /CIA Database
Within EDS, lists the CAA/CIA and graduation status, by district, for high school students currently submitted through CEDARS.
Calendars and Key Dates
Key dates calendars are created for district assessment coordinators and include critical dates and timelines for state assessments.
Career and Technical Education
Explore career opportunities & learn how core school subjects like math, science and writing are used in real-life.
CEDARS Data Manual
The Comprehensive Education Data and Research System is a longitudinal data warehouse of educational data. Districts report data on courses, students, and teachers.
Certificate of Academic Achievement Options (AP)
What is a AP and College Admission Test Scores?
Certificate of Academic Achievement Options (COE)
Students compile a set of classroom work samples with the help of a teacher.
Certificate of Academic Achievement Options (GPA)
A student’s grade in either math or English courses are compared to the grades of other students who took the same courses AND passed the state exam.
This site provides information about certification requirements, how requirements may be met, and the status of applications/certificates.
Classroom-Based and Performance Assessments
Assessments that can be used in the classroom to help gauge student understanding of the learning standards (EALRs/GLEs).
Contact Information for District Assessment Coordinators
Contact information for your counterpart and EDS District Security Manager within the 295 school districts.
Washington requires public school graduates to complete a minimum number of credits in order to graduate.
Learn more about the award programs OSPI administers for educators, schools, districts and classified staff.
Educational Data System (EDS)
A data management and reporting system
Grade Level Standards & Resources
This Web site provides user-friendly access to the learning standards along with aligned resources. These standards describe in detail what students are expected to know and be able to do in each grade.
Graduation Requirements for Washington State
Within these pages, families, students and educators can learn more about each of the new requirements, including what each requirement is designed to do and how students will be supported.
A Web-based system to access a variety of information, i.e., federal and state grant applications, end-of-year reports etc.
Item Analysis for Released Item Information
The Washington State Item Analysis Program summarizes student test scores for each released item.
The Mathematics offices at OSPI provide technical assistance for the learning standards and oversee the testing of the standards required by Washington’s legislature.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP is a program of the U.S. Department of Education. It is the only nationally representative and continuing assessment of what students in the United States know and can do in various subject areas.
Navigation 101 is a life skills and planning program for students in grades 6 through 12. It aims to help students make clear, careful, and creative plans for life beyond high school.
The home page to access demos, tutorials and the Washington online testing system.
Performance Level Descriptors
Performance Level Descriptors give teachers, parents/guardians and students more information about a student’s strengths and areas for improvement after taking our state assessments.
Most publications are available as a Word or PDF download at no cost.
How do I make a request for public records?
A data management/reporting system within EDS that allows a user to analyze data & create reports for the state assessments.
The Reading office at OSPI provide technical assistance for the learning standards and oversee the testing of the standards required by Washington’s legislature.
Report Card Web site
Provides information/offers detailed demographic and achievement about all Washington public schools and school districts.
Scale Score Ranges
State Testing Scale Score Ranges (for Levels 1, 2, 3 and 4) on the grades 3-8 MSP and the HSPE.
Second Grade Reading Fluency and Accuracy Assessment
All second-graders in Washington are required to have their oral reading skills tested within the
first six weeks of the school year.
State Testing (WA)
The primary entry page for information on changes to the state testing system.
Student Learning Plan
This site provides detailed information on goals, communication and requirements of student
Handouts and materials for schools to use with the public: Graduation Toolkit, Your Child’s Progress, State testing template letters and single-page documents to better explain state requirements
Transfer Student Options – Waivers and CAA Direct Access
Students who transfer into a public school, grades 11-12 may qualify for graduation without taking a state exam.
Washington Alternate Assessment System—Accommodations available to students with disabilities for use on state assessments.
WAAS —Locally Determined Assessment
The LDA is an option for students who are diagnosed as performing at an awareness level and whose IEP teams have determined that he/she should receive a waiver for meeting Washington’s assessment requirement for graduation.
The WAAS-Portfolio, individually designed assessment for students with significant cognitive disabilities.
WAAS —Washington Alternate Assessment System
Learn more about the Alternate Assessment program including accommodations for students receiving special education services.
Washington Assessment Management System (WAMS)
A system within EDS that securely collects and distributes information regarding state testing, including district profile, test pre-identification, student pre-registration, and student record changes.
Test Coordinator Info (MSP/HSPE/WAAS)
Detailed information for district/school assessment coordinators and school administrators, regarding the HSPE, MSP, WAAS-DAPE.
Test Coordinator Info Page (WLPT-II)
Detailed information for district/school assessment coordinators and school administrators, regarding the Washington Language Proficiency Test II assessment.
The Writing office at OSPI provides technical assistance for the learning