The information below comes from the OSPI Website and was current as of 1/01/19.
In high school, students take tests in ELA, math, and science for federal accountability. Student scores on these tests determine a school’s adequate yearly progress (AYP) status.
* Tools are available to all students and can be used at the student's discretion. Supports are available to English language learners and any student with a need identified by an educator. Accommodations are for students who receive special education services with a documented need noted in an IEP or 504 plan.
Learn more by reading Guidelines on Tools, Supports, & Accommodations.
If a student's IEP documents the need for an accommodation that is not addressed within the guidelines, the student's IEP team may have their school district personnel submit a Non-Standard Accommodation Request form.
|Tests Required for Federal Accountability|
|10||ELA||Smarter Balanced or WA-AIM|
|11||Science||WCAS or WA-AIM|
The state legislature passes laws that determine graduation requirements. One of the requirements is that students pass tests, or state-approved alternatives. Required tests vary by expected year of graduation. A student's expected year of graduation is four years after he or she enters the 9th grade. (For example, if a student enters 9th grade in the 2017-18 school year, he or she is in the Class of 2021.)
State tests may be taken with or without tools, supports, or accommodations. Students take the WA-AIM only if it's documented in their IEP.
|Tests Required for Graduation|
|2019 & 2020||ELA||Choose 1:|