Assessment

ESHB 2224 “High School Graduation Requirements—Assessments Law”

ESHB 2224, signed into law by Governor Inslee on July 2017, provides students who do not meet standard on statewide assessments with more pathways to high school graduation.

7 Things to Know about ESHB 2224

  1. The high school ELA and math tests will be administered to 10th grade students in spring 2018 (and beyond).
  1. The science high school assessment graduation requirement has been delayed until the Class of 2021.
    • Passing the science assessment is not required for students in graduation classes prior to 2021.
    • However, all juniors are required to take the science test for federal accountability.

  1. Collections of Evidence are no longer an option for meeting assessment graduation requirements.

  1. Locally administered assessments will become an assessment graduation alternative in 2018–19. Districts will need to submit assessments for review and approval.
    • OSPI is working on establishing criteria for a process (including the relationship of the locally administered assessments to the locally determined courses), and will be seeking input from national assessment experts and Washington educators. More information will be available later this fall.

  1. An expedited appeal process is available for certain students in the classes of 2014–18 to waive requirements pertaining to CAA/CIA. If a student has met all other graduation requirements AND has demonstrated the necessary skills and knowledge to meet the high school graduation standard, the school district may submit an appeal to OSPI.

  1. Dual credit: A student who completes a dual credit course in ELA or math and earns college credit may use passage of the course as an objective alternative assessment.
    • More information will be forthcoming about this pathway to meeting the graduation requirement.

  1. The High School & Beyond Plan has been enhanced.


Components of ESHB 2224

RCW

10th grade assessment

28A.305.130

Science delay until Class of 2021

28A.655.061

Science clarification

28A.655.068

COE eliminated
Expedited Appeal / Waivers for Classes of 2014-18

28A.655.065

Locally Administered Assessments
+ Alternatives: Transition Courses / Earning dual credit

28A.655.061

High School and Beyond Plan

28A.230.090

 

  

   Updated 10/10/2017

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