Mathematics - Assessments
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End-of-Course (EOC) Exams
In the 2014—2015 school year, students with an end-of-course graduation requirement who have not yet passed one end-of-course exam may test on the 2008 standards in the winter administration (January/February). This winter administration will be the final administration of the end-of-course exams aligned to the 2008 standards.

Transitioning to assessments of the Washington State K—12 Learning Standards
Many schools and districts have done work to align grade and course work to the Common Core State Standards. The following documents provide guidance on aligning to the state-mandated assessments of the Washington State K—12 Learning Standards. These documents replace the Content Focus by Grade or Course documents.
Grades 3—5 (PDF)
Grades 6—8 (PDF)
End-of-Course Exams Comparison to Content Focus by Course Front Matter (PDF)
End-of-Course Exams Comparison to Content Focus by Course Document (Excel)
High School (PDF)

Question and Answer
This document contains answers to frequently asked questions about state assessments in mathematics. If you have a question that is not addressed here, email the question to This document will be updated periodically to reflect common questions.

Assessment Claims
Claim Distribution
These documents show how content is distributed across the Smarter Balanced Claims.
Grade 3 (PDF)
Grade 4 (PDF)
Grade 5 (PDF)
Grade 6 (PDF)
Grade 7 (PDF)
Grade 8 (PDF)
High School (PDF)

Claim Videos
These videos provide information on the claim structure of the Smarter Balanced assessments and specific information about each claim.
Claim Overview (video) (script) (powerpoint)
Claim 1 (video) (script) (powerpoint)
Claim 2 (video) (script) (powerpoint)
Claim 3 (video) (script) (powerpoint)
Claim 4 (video) (script) (powerpoint) (coming soon)

Additional Resources
Washington State Testing Portal
This portal provides a variety of resources for Washington State testing for test administrators, educators, and parents, including practice and training tests, a Q&A, and more.

Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium
Washington State is a member of the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.


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