OSPI has informed school districts across Washington State that shipments of Smarter Balanced and Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science (WCAS) student score reports will arrive in our district mid-September. Shoreline will then process the shipment and send one copy home to student's home address, and one copy to the school for the student's cumulative file.
Welcome to the Assessment website for Shoreline Public Schools. The purpose of this site is to provide information about state and district assessments, and conducting research in the district.
UPDATE ON STATE ASSESSMENTS REQUIRED FOR GRADUATION
In May 2019 the Washington Legislature changed the state testing requirements for graduation. The major changes are:
- Starting with the graduating class of 2020, students in Washington State will not longer need to pass state tests in order to graduate. Participating in state tests in English Language Arts, math, and science will still be required. Information about the new pathways to graduation can be found here. Click here for information from the Washington State Board of Education.
- Science Not Needed for Graduation: Students will not need to pass a science examination to graduate. Students in grades 5, 8, and 11 will continue to take a state science test, but they will not need to pass it to graduate.
- High School State Assessment Moved to Grade 10: The state Smarter Balanced Assessment in English Language Arts (Reading, Writing, and Listening) and Math will be administered in grade 10 as of the 2017-2018 school year.
- Graduation Options for Current Students: Students who do not pass the state examinations will have additional ways to show they are prepared to graduate. More information about these options can be found on the state website here.
2018-2019 DISTRICT AND STATE ASSESSMENTS
Click here for a list of all the district and state required assessments and the testing windows. This list will be updated as necessary.
NEW DISTRICT ASSESSMENTS ADOPTED STARTING 2018-2019
On June 18, 2018, the School Board adopted the recommedations of the District Assessment Review Committee. Starting in the fall of 2018, we will be using the assessments shown below at all schools.