English Language Arts (ELA) Assessment
The Smarter Balanced Assessment System has three major components: end-of-year summative assessments* designed for accountability purposes; a digital library which is a suite of tools and resources that support classroom-based formative assessment practices; and interim assessments designed to support teaching and learning throughout the year.
*The summative test will replace the MSP and the HSPE for accountability and annual yearly progress.
Graduation assessment requirements vary by Class. Please see
www.WAtesting.com for details.
MSP and HSPE Item Specifications for Grades 3-High School
HSPE Writing Resources
provides specific item stems from previous MSP/HSPE assessments. These are
aligned to the EALRs and feature cognitive complexity and state performance data
from previous State Reading Assessments.
aligned with the EALRs, can be used in the classroom or at home for extra support.