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Timelines/Calendar for 2018-19

This page outlines the state testing windows for 2018-19:

Learning Standards to be Assessed

Testing Requirements for High School Graduation

  • Students are required to pass tests to earn a Certificate of Academic Achievement (CAA) or Certificate of Individual Achievement (CIA) to be eligible for graduation.
  • If a student attempts a state exam but does not pass it, he/she can use state-approved alternatives to earn a CAA or CIA.
  • Assessment Waivers are granted on a very limited basis.

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Graduation Requirements

Graduation Alternatives

Class of 2019 Graduation Toolkit

Assessment Coordinators

Smarter Balanced Assessments

  Grades Subjects Requirement/Availability Testing Window

Fall 2018 (retake)

11 & 12

ELA and Math

Available to students in the class of 2020 or earlier who have not yet passed the high school ELA and/or math assessment.

ONLINE: October 22 – November 16
PAPER/PENCIL: October 29 – November 16
(Paper testing is available to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

12

Available to students who previously tested on the ELA and/or math assessment and would like to attempt a higher score.

 

Spring 2019

3-8

ELA and Math

Required for federal and state accountability

ONLINE: March 4 – June 7
(administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 7)

For example, if the last day of school is June 7, the testing window will be March 18 – June 7

PAPER/PENCIL: April 15 – May 24
(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

10 ELA

Required for federal and state accountability for all students in grade 10.

ONLINE: March 4 ‒ June 7 (administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 7)

For example, if the last day of school is May 28, the testing window will be March 4 – May 24

PAPER/PENCIL: May 3 ‒ May 24
(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

10 Math

Required for federal and state accountability for all students in grade 10.

ONLINE: March 4 ‒ June 7
(administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 7)

For example, if the last day of school is May 28, the testing window will be March 4 – May 24

PAPER/PENCIL: May 3 ‒ May 24
(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

11 & 12

ELA and Math

Available to students who have not yet passed the ELA and/or math assessment or who previously tested and would like to attempt a higher score.

ONLINE: March 4 – June 7
(administered within the last 12 weeks of the school year, but no later than June 7)

For example, if the last day of school is June 3, the testing window will be March 11 – May 31

PAPER/PENCIL: May 3 ‒ May 24
(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

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Washington Comprehensive Assessment of Science

  Grades Subject Requirement/Availability Testing Window

Spring 2019

 5 & 8

 Science

Required for federal and state accountability

ONLINE: April 15 ‒ June 7
PAPER/PENCIL: April 15 ‒ May 24

(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

11 Science Required for federal accountability

ONLINE: May 6 – June 7
PAPER/PENCIL: May 3 – May 24

(Paper testing is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

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Washington Access to Instruction and Measurement (WA-AIM)

 

Grades Subjects Requirement/Availability

Testing Window

Fall 2018 (retake)

12

ELA and Math

Fall retakes are specific to Grade 12 students only to fulfill graduation requirements

ONLINE: September 10 – November 16
PAPER/PENCIL: not available

 

Spring 2019

3 – 8, and 10

ELA, Math

The WA-AIM ELA and Math is required for federal and state accountability for eligible students in grades 3-8, and 10 and can be used to meet a student’s graduation requirement.

ONLINE: October 15 – April 5
PAPER/PENCIL: not available

5, 8 and 11 Science

The WA-AIM Science is required for federal and state accountability for eligible students in grades 5, 8, and 11.

ONLINE: October 15 – April 5
PAPER/PENCIL: not available

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Off-Grade Level Graduation Alternatives

  Grades Subjects Requirement/Availability Testing Window

Fall 2018 (retake)


(Off Grade Level)

11 & 12

ELA and Math

Off grade testing is a graduation alternative, specific for students pursuing a CIA.

ONLINE: October 22 – November 16
PAPER/PENCIL: October 29 – November 16
(Paper testing for the fall administration is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

 

Spring 2019


(Off Grade Level)

10 – 12

ELA and Math

Off grade testing is a graduation alternative, specific for students pursuing a CIA.

ONLINE: March 4 – June 7
PAPER/PENCIL: April 15 – May 24
(Paper testing for the spring administration is available only to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

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English Language Proficiency Assessment for the 21st Century (ELPA21)

  Grades Subjects Requirement/Availability

Testing Window

Spring Annual 2019

K-12

Writing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking

Required for federal and state accountability for EL students who qualify for the State Transitional Bilingual Program.

ONLINE: January 28 – March 22

(Paper testing for the spring administration is available to support large print, braille, and standard print forms for students whose IEP or 504 plan states paper)

 

Spring Alternate 2019

K-12

Writing, Reading, Listening, and Speaking

Required for federal and state accountability for EL students who qualify for the State Transitional Bilingual Program.

January 28 – March 22

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Washington Kindergarten Inventory of Developing Skills (GOLDTM by Teaching Strategies®)

  Grade Subjects Requirement/Availability

Testing Window

Fall 2018

K

Six areas of development and learning: social-emotional, physical, language, cognitive, math, and literacy

Required for students in state-funded, full-day kindergarten; available to any public school that volunteers, pending available funding (see M037-15)

WaKIDS isn’t a “test.” Kindergarten teachers observe children during everyday classroom activities and take an inventory of their skills by October 31

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   Updated 7/12/2018

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