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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 Washington Alternative Assessment System (WAAS)-Portfolio. In grades 11 and 12, students who have not yet earned a CIA may also use the Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (DAPE), 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

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

 

Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(locally approved)
Spring 2015 10

English Language Arts

Required

May 12-13, 2015
OR
May 19-20, 2015

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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)

Winter 2015

7-12

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

Required for students who:

  • Are currently taking a semester-long algebra 1, integrated math 1, geometry, and/or integrated math 2 course
  • Previously took algebra 1, integrated math 1, geometry, and/or integrated math 2, but have not yet met standard

January 5 - February 6, 2015

Science (biology)

Required for students who:

  • Are currently taking a semester-long biology course
  • Previously took biology, but have not yet met standard
Spring 2015 7-12

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

Required for students who:

  • Are 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 have not yet met standard

May 11 - June 12, 2015

Science (biology)

Required for students who:

  • Are currently taking biology
  • Previously took biology, but have not yet met standard
  • Are in 10th grade and have not yet taken a biology course

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High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE)

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

  Grades Subjects Requirement Paper/Pencil Testing Schedule
(state-mandated schedule)

August 2014
For currently enrolled students and non-enrolled 12th graders who have not met standard on HSPE

10-12

Writing
Reading

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

Writing: August 12 & 13, 2014
Reading: August 14, 2014

Spring 2015 11 & 12

Writing
Reading

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

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

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Measurements of Student Progress (MSP)

Online Schedule

  Grades Subjects Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

 5 & 8

 Science

Required

April 20 ‒ June 5, 2015

Paper/Pencil Schedule

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

April 20 ‒ May 19, 2015

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Smarter Balanced Assessments

Online Schedule

  Grades Subjects Requirement Online Testing Schedule
(locally approved)

Spring 2015

3

English Language Arts

Required

March 9 ‒ April 23, 2015

Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 9 ‒ June 15, 2015

4-8

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 9 ‒ 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 9 ‒ April 15, 2015

Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 9 ‒ May 20, 2015

4-8

English Language Arts
Mathematics

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 9 ‒ 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

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Washington Alternate Assessment System-Developmentally Appropriate Proficiency Exam (WAAS-DAPE)

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for WAAS-DAPE at this time)

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

Fall 2014
For currently enrolled students and non-enrolled 12th graders who have not met standard on WAAS-DAPE

11 & 12

Writing
Reading
Mathematics
Science*

Required if student has not met standard on the reading, writing, mathematics and/or science assessments, as stipulated in the student's IEP

November 3–14, 2014

Spring 2015 11 & 12

Writing
Reading
Mathematics
Science*

Required if student has not met standard on the reading, writing, mathematics and/or science assessments, as stipulated in the student's IEP

Must be administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year: March 9 ‒ 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).

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Washington Alternate Assessment System-Portfolio (WAAS-Portfolio)

Paper/Pencil Schedule (No online testing available for WAAS-Portfolio at this time)

 

Grades Subjects Requirement

Last Data Collection Point

Fall 2014
Retake opportunity from spring 2012 WAAS-Portfolio submission

10

Writing
Reading
Mathematics
Science*

Required as part of state and/or federal accountability and graduation requirement, as stipulated in the student’s IEP

November 17, 2014**

11 & 12

Required if student has not met standard on the reading, writing and/or mathematics assessments, as stipulated in the student’s IEP

* 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).

** Actual schedule for data collection can be set by the student’s teacher as long as it aligns with the requirements established for each data point.

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Washington English Language Proficiency Assessment (WELPA)

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

  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

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WaKIDS Teaching Strategies GOLD®

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

  Grades Subject Requirement

Observation Schedule

Fall 2014

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.

Ongoing observation from beginning of school to October 31, 2014

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