State Testing includes annual assessments in many different areas. Below is a description of each as well as link to the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction page describing all the state testing.
Smarter-Balanced Assessments (SBA)
These assessments occur in grades 3rd-11th grade in the areas of English Language Arts and Mathematics. They are given in the spring with make-ups for High School students that have not passed in the fall/winter months. Passing these assessments is a high school graduation requirement. There are alternatives once a student has not passed that may be an alternate path to fulfill this requirement.
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS)
Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 take this assessment. This will become a high school graduation requirement starting with students in the graduating class of 2021.
Washington- Access to Instruction and Measurement
ELA, math, and science alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive challenges documented in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
OSPI-Developed Assessments (formerly CBAs) and OSPI- Developed Assessments (formerly CBPAs)
These assessments are classroom based and used as an assessment within a unit of study in a specific subject area. Those areas include; Social Studies, Educational Technology, The Arts, and Physical Education and Health. After the assessments occur within our district the information is reported out to the state.
National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)
NAEP is a national assessment that allows educational achievement to be compared across states. Federal law requires every state to give the NAEP in reading and math at grades 4 and 8 every two years.
English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA 21) Screener
The ELPA21 screener is used to determine student eligibility for English language development (ELD) services.
English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA 21)
The ELPA21 is an online annual summative assessment of English language proficiency. Reading, Writing, Speaking, and Listening skills are assessed and scores are used to determine continued eligibility for English language development (ELD) services in school. Only students receiving English Language Development services are administered this assessment.
Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Skills (WaKIDS)
This program helps bring families, teachers, and early learning providers together to support each child's learning and transition into public schools.