High School Proficiency Exam (HSPE)
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High School Proficiency Exams

Until spring 2015, the High School Proficiency Exams (HSPE) were the state’s exams for reading and writing. These 10th-grade tests were used for graduation assessment requirements and federal accountability.

Washington now administers the Smarter Balanced test in English language arts (ELA) instead of the HSPEs. However, students through the Class of 2016 may continue to access HSPE retests in spring 2016 if they have not yet passed one or both tests.

Please see www.WAtesting.com to find out which tests are required for graduation (listed by graduating class) and federal accountability.


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