Welcome Students & Families!

This portal is your way to access resources and information on the assessment.

Welcome Students & Families!

This portal is your way to access resources and information on the assessment.

Announcements

  • To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington state, Governor Jay Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24. On April 6, he extended his directive and closed schools through the remainder of the 2019–20 school year. Because school buildings will be closed for the remainder of the year, Smarter Balanced summative assessments will not be available for the remainder of the 2019-20 school year.

    Students in the Class of 2020 who have not yet met the graduation pathway requirement may be eligible for the Expedited Assessment Appeal, which may be used to waive the pathway requirement.

    Added April 14, 2020
  • To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington, Governor Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities in the state will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24.

    As schools, families, and communities plan for closures, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together.

    This bulletin is part of a series of guidance since the Governor’s announcement of statewide school closures. Previous guidance is located on OSPI’s COVID-19 webpage. Please note, if a topic is included in multiple rounds of guidance, the most current guidance will supersede prior guidance.

    Per OSPI Bulletin NO. 019-20 published Friday, March 13, 2020:

    As of March 13, state assessments are canceled statewide for the remainder of the 2020 school year. These include: Smarter Balanced Assessments (English Language Arts and Math) for grades 3–8 and 10; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) English Language Arts and Math for grades 3–8 and 10; English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21); Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science for grades 5, 8, and 11; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) Science for grades 5, 8, and 11; WIDA Alternate ACCESS for English learners; and WaKIDS for Transitional Kindergarten.

    In the subsequent OSPI Bulletin NO. 022-20 published Friday, March 20, 2020, additional guidance included:

    Per previous OSPI guidance in Bulletin NO. 019-20, the SBA will not be administered statewide for grades 3–8 or 10, but high schools may consider giving the SBA to seniors (and/or juniors) within current social distancing and safety guidelines if the SBA is determined to be a viable graduation pathway for those students.

    Assuming school facilities reopen in early May, OSPI plans to ensure the online test administration platform for the SBA will be open through Friday, June 5*.

    Following the statewide school closure, this year’s limited testing window will allow districts to provide:

    • An option for seniors (Class of 2020) to (re-)take the English language arts (ELA) and/or math SBA to meet a graduation pathway.
    • An option for seniors (classes of 2017–19) to (re)take the ELA and/or math SBA in order to earn a CAA or CIA, or access established graduation alternatives.
    •  An option for seniors wanting to take the ELA summative assessment for their Seal of Biliteracy.

    School staff can access preliminary SBA scores within 7–10 days after administering the SBA to determine if seniors have met the graduation score.

    *As of March 23, OSPI has removed all summative tests from the Test Administration system; summative tests cannot be administered to students while school facilities remain closed. Assuming school facilities reopen in early May, OSPI plans to ensure the online test administration platform for the SBA will be open through Friday, June 5.

    Added March 26, 2020

    Added April 3, 2020
  • To slow the spread of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Washington, Governor Inslee announced on March 13 that all public and private K–12 school facilities in the state will be closed and prohibited from providing traditional in-person instructional activities through April 24.

    As schools, families, and communities plan for closures, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is committed to providing ongoing guidance and resources as we sort through this unprecedented situation together.

    This bulletin is part of a series of guidance since the Governor’s announcement of statewide school closures. Previous guidance is located on OSPI’s COVID-19 webpage. Please note, if a topic is included in multiple rounds of guidance, the most current guidance will supersede prior guidance.

    Per OSPI Bulletin NO. 019-20 published Friday, March 13, 2020:

    As of March 13, state assessments are canceled statewide for the remainder of the 2020 school year. These include: Smarter Balanced Assessments (English Language Arts and Math) for grades 3–8 and 10; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) English Language Arts and Math for grades 3–8 and 10; English Language Proficiency Assessment (ELPA21); Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science for grades 5, 8, and 11; Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM) Science for grades 5, 8, and 11; WIDA Alternate ACCESS for English learners; and WaKIDS for Transitional Kindergarten.

    In the subsequent OSPI Bulletin NO. 022-20 published Friday, March 20, 2020, additional guidance included:

    Per previous OSPI guidance in Bulletin NO. 019-20, the SBA will not be administered statewide for grades 3–8 or 10, but high schools may consider giving the SBA to seniors (and/or juniors) within current social distancing and safety guidelines if the SBA is determined to be a viable graduation pathway for those students.

    As of March 20, OSPI plans to ensure the online test administration platform for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) will be open Monday, April 27 through Friday, June 5*.

    Following the statewide school closure, this year’s limited testing window will allow districts to provide:

    • An option for seniors (Class of 2020) to (re-)take the English language arts (ELA) and/or math SBA to meet a graduation pathway.
    • An option for seniors (classes of 2017–19) to (re)take the ELA and/or math SBA in order to earn a CAA or CIA, or access established graduation alternatives.
    •  An option for seniors wanting to take the ELA summative assessment for their Seal of Biliteracy.

    School staff can access preliminary SBA scores within 7–10 days after administering the SBA to determine if seniors have met the graduation score.

    *As of March 23, OSPI has removed all summative tests from the Test Administration system; summative tests cannot be administered to students while schools remain closed. OSPI plans to ensure the online test administration platform for the Smarter Balanced Assessments (SBA) will be open Monday, April 27 through Friday, June 5.

    Added March 26, 2020
  • July 1, 2019 – SY19-20 ELPA21 Screener information

    Monday, August 5, 2019 – ELPA21 Screener will be available for testing.

    Added July 1, 2019
  • March 14, 2019 – Upcoming monthly maintenance downtime

    TIDE/Test Delivery System/AIRWays Reporting/ORS/AVA/DEI Monthly maintenance windows begin Saturday, 6:00am PT, pending any issues with system testing completing Sunday, 6:00am PT.

    Upcoming downtimes:
    • March 16–17, 2019
    • May 18–19, 2019
    • June 15–16, 2019

    Added March 14, 2019