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OSPI to Release Sneak Peek at Smarter Balanced Results

OLYMPIA — June 30, 2015 — With roughly 90 percent of scores returned, the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction will release preliminary state-level data on Thursday, July 2, that show how Washington students have performed so far on Smarter Balanced tests administered during the spring testing window that ended June 15.

OSPI cautions that this sneak peek is preliminary. Results are updated daily, as tests continue to be scored. Return rates vary by district, grade level and content area, so comparisons cannot be made until all tests have been scored. Disaggregated district-level results will be available during OSPI’s annual score release press conference at 10 am on August 17.

This week’s preliminary results do not factor in student refusals. OSPI will release test refusal numbers, by grade level and content area for each school district, on July 9.

  • WHAT: Sneak Peek at Smarter Balanced Results
  • WHEN: Thursday, July 2, 10 am
  • HOW: Via email or SMS text

(If you know someone who did not receive this advisory but would like to receive the "Sneak Peek," please have that person sign up to receive OSPI news releases.)

Coming up:

  • Thursday, July 2: Release of preliminary statewide Smarter Balanced proficiency rates (via email or SMS text)
  • Thursday, July 9: Release of test refusal numbers by grade level and content area for each school district (via email or SMS text)
  • Wednesday, August 12: Media roundtable on state testing and learning standards (more information to come)
  • Monday, August 17: Release of results for all spring 2015 state tests (at OSPI’s annual score release press conference and via email or SMS text)


About OSPI
The Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) is the primary agency charged with overseeing K–12 education in Washington state. Led by State School Superintendent Randy Dorn, OSPI works with the state’s 295 school districts and nine educational service districts to administer basic education programs and implement education reform on behalf of more than one million public school students.

OSPI provides equal access to all programs and services without discrimination based on sex, race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, honorably discharged veteran or military status, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. Questions and complaints of alleged discrimination should be directed to the Equity and Civil Rights Director at (360) 725-6162 or P.O. Box 47200, Olympia, WA 98504-7200.

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Nathan Olson
Communications Manager
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The OSPI Communications Office serves as the central point of contact for local, regional and national media covering K-12 education issues.

Communications Manager
Nathan Olson
(360) 725-6015


   Updated 6/30/2015

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