Measurements of Student Progress
Until the 2014-15 school year, the Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) was
the state’s exam for the following grades and subjects:
- Math (grades 3-8)
- Reading (grades 3-8)
- Writing (grades 4 and 7)
- Science (grades 5 and 8)
Starting in the spring of 2015, Washington's assessment system will change to
Smarter Balanced for English language arts (formerly reading and writing) and math.
Students in grades 5 and 8 will continue to take the science MSP.
State testing should never be the sole judge of a student’s academic skills and knowledge. A student’s entire performance should always be considered.
The MSP is available in paper/pencil format or online. Schools and districts will choose their testing days within the following 2015 testing windows:
- April 20 ‒ May 19: MSP paper/pencil testing window
- April 20 ‒ June 5: MSP online testing window
State Test Questions and Practice/Sample Tests
An Introduction to Student Growth Percentiles
(SGPs): Video and Q&A