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Resource Description

Teachers, parents, higher education faculty, business leaders, and other community members from our state took part in a highly inclusive, consensus-based, and rigorous process.

Parents and guardians of students who were enrolled full time or part time in Washington public schools during state testing may view their student's test booklets. These tests include:

  • ELPA21–English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century
  • SBA–Smarter Balanced assessments
  • WA-AIM–Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement
  • WCAS–Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

Procedure & Guidelines

Every student who participates in state testing receives a score report. Samples are available for the Smarter Balanced and the Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science assessments.

If you did not receive a score report for your child, or have specific questions about your child’s scores and/or performance, please contact your local school district office.

Family Resources

ELPA21 Family Guide English

ELPA21 Family Guide Spanish

ELPA21 Infographic

ELPA21 Parent Guide to the ELPA21 Student Reports

This document provides supported headsets and headphones for the ELPA21 tests.

The document to the left contains approximate student work time for the 2017-18 ELPA21 online summative assessment for Washington state. The document embedded below contains the estimated testing times for the consortium.

ELPA21 Online Summative Estimated Testing Times -Consortium

This document contains the number of tasks and question by grade band for the 2017-18 ELPA21 online summative assessment for Washington state. 

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The document to the left contains the number of questions by grade band for the ELPA21 Practice Test.

A brief introduction to Smarter Balanced testing.

Students in Washington are tested in grades 3-8 and 10 in English language arts and math, and grades 5, 8, and 11 in science. Individualized Education Program (IEP) teams determine how each student in special education participates in state testing.

This parent tool is a gateway to understanding your child’s scores on the Smarter Balanced assessment.  This site contains a visual guide explaining the main parts of the Score Report. Use drop-down menus for grade, subject, and score range to access information about the knowledge and skills represented by student’s scores, along with some sample items from Smarter Balanced. There is also a section containing links to other webpages with resources designed for parents.

This checklist provides information on the technology skills for grade bands K-12.
The 2019–20 Tool Button Sheet can be displayed in the classroom or available to individual students.

A short handout that broadly covers learning expectations and basic information on state testing in grades K-12.