End-of-Course (EOC) exams in math and biology allow students in grades 9-12 to be tested on the knowledge and skills they’ve gained from taking specific courses. They are different from tests like
Smarter Balanced, which are comprehensive and assess overall content-area knowledge.
EOCs are administered twice per year and the last three weeks of the course semester. Each school determines its own testing schedule.
Math EOCs are based on the Washington State Learning Standards in math, and are available in algebra 1/integrated math 1 and geometry/integrated math 2. They are designed using items from the Smarter Balanced math test.
These tests can be used to fulfill assessment graduation requirements through the Class of 2018.
Please see www.WAtesting.com to find out which tests are required for graduation (listed by graduating class) and federal accountability.
The biology EOC is based on the Washington State Learning Standards in science. This test is used to fulfill assessment graduation requirements for the Class of 2015 and beyond.*
It is also used for federal accountability, because states are required to assess students in science once in high school. This means that students in 10th grade will have to take the biology EOC even if they were not enrolled in the course.
* Until Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) are implemented and assessed, students will be required to pass the biology EOC. After NGSS are implemented and assessed, students will be required to pass a Comprehensive NGSS Test. The timeline for NGSS is being developed.
Please see www.WAtesting.com to find out which tests are required for graduation (listed by graduating class).