The information below comes from the OSPI Website.
Washington students are tested regularly by the state to assess their progress as they move through school. State tests include the following:
Smarter Balanced Assessments: English language arts (ELA) and math tests
Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS): Science test for grades 5, 8 and 11
Washington - Access to Instruction and Measurement(WA-AIM): ELA, math, and science alternate assessments for students with significant cognitive challenges documented in their Individualized Education Program (IEP).
* 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.
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