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.