The Move to Online State Testing
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The Move to Online State Testing

Online testing in Washington began in spring 2010. The Measurements of Student Progress (MSP) is now offered in grades 3-8 in reading and math, and in grades 5 and 8 in science. The writing portion of the MSP (administered in grades 4 and 7) is still offered only in paper-pencil format.

OSPI is conducting feasibility studies for online testing in high school. A decision to begin online testing in high schools will be made at a later date.

The window for online testing in spring 2013 is April 24 through May 31. Testing is one subject per day. The window is larger for online testing than it is for the paper-pencil format, which is April 24 through May 16. This is so schools can ensure all students will have an opportunity to test in the classroom or the computer lab.

Please check with your school to see if it is participating in online testing.


Online testing resources

2014 District Participation List for MSP Online Testing

eDIRECT Homepage

MSP Tutorials
Click "Test Setup" and then "General Information"

MSP Online Tools Trainings
Must be viewed using Chrome browser

Online Rollout Schedule

Online Testing System Requirements

Load Simulation

Testing calendar

Frequently asked questions

Online Testing Capacity Calculator (Zip File)
Save the zip file, then extract the file to your desktop to open.

Online Assessment Information Flyer

Contact OSPI

Old Capitol Building, PO Box 47200, 600 Washington St. S.E., Olympia, WA  98504-7200  (360) 725-6000  TTY (360) 664-3631
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