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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.

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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.

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